Category Archive: Brew in a Bag

Surprise! It’s Winter! – Homebrew Wednesday February 18, 2015

Make sure you keep your ball valves clean. Just because you can’t see what’s inside doesn’t mean it won’t mess up your beer. I completely disassembled the ball valve from my kettle, boiled and scrubbed all the pieces. Then I got brewing to tackle another double brew day, but February in Wisconsin had other plans! …

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Make a Yeast Starter . . . You Drink

The Motivation One of the challenges of making large batches of beer is making sure you have enough yeast to get a healthy fermentation going. According to the yeast pitching rate on MrMalty, I will require 4-8 yeast packs to make sure I have enough yeast for a ten gallon batch. Why not make a …

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