Bigger may or may not be better, but it’s a fact that high gravity beers don’t follow all the fermentation rules. Find out how to handle the big numbers.
Controlling the temperature of your fermentations is one of the best ways to improve the quality of your beers; we’ll show you how — from low-tech tricks to high-tech equipment.
For those of you that keg your homebrew, chances are you’ve got at least one Cornelius keg sitting empty at any given time. Why not put them to good use as primary and/or secondary fermenters? And for those that don’t keg but are considering it in the future, picking up a keg or two for fermenting is a great way to start building up the equipment you’ll need for a kegerator. Used Cornelius kegs cost about $30 to $40, and with about $10 more in fittings and tubing you can have a 5-gallon (19-L) stainless steel fermenting vessel. The advantages of using a keg are that it’s light-tight, has built-in handles for easy transport and if you have a kegerator you can use your CO2 system to rack the beer in a completely closed environment with no siphoning.
Belgian yeasts are different than other ale yeasts and the author of "Brew Like a Monk" teaches us how to tame these wild beasts and brew heavenly Belgian-inspired beers at home.