What Does Racking Mean

Question: What does racking mean in brewing? Sounds like something you’d typically do before a pool game… Answer: Racking is the process of transferring the beer from one container to …

Common Fermentation Problems

Question: What are some common problems with fermentation that I need to avoid? Answer: Problems with fermentation may include the following: underpitching; overpitching; improper temperature; rapid temperature variations; light-struck; excessive …

What Is Primary and Secondary Fermentation

Question: What are the two stages of fermentation? Are both stages necessary? Answer: Fermentation is generally divided into two stages: Primary fermentation and Secondary fermentation. Primary fermentation refers to the …

What Is Wort Aeration?

Question: What does wort aeration do for my beer? Is it important? Answer: Oxygen needs to be introduced into the wort to promote yeast development during the lag phase, when …

How to make homemade wine

Homemade wine making is fast becoming popular all over the world. There are mutliple reasons for this. The biggest is that the cost of transporting the yummy nectar from where …