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Healthy Fermentation Part 2: Fermentation Temperature

Healthy Fermentation Part 2: Fermentation Temperature

In the last post I briefly discussed the benefits of a healthy fermentation—how it can help drive off unwanted bacteria and wild yeast and eliminate off flavors and aromas. As a reminder, the three basic aspects of a healthy fermentation are pitch rate, fermentation temperature, and fermentation…

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Healthy Fermentation Part 1: Pitch Rate

Healthy Fermentation Part 1: Pitch Rate

Have you ever tasted a beer that was sickeningly sweet, tasted like band-aids, smelled and tasted like fake butter, or had a muddy unfocused character? I sure have. While we have had beers that exhibit these characteristics at Kettlehead’s meetings, I am surprised at how many…

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