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How to Make a Yeast Starter

6/11/2016 1:05 PM

Yeast Starter

You might have already heard about starters and how important they are to making great beer.  Proper fermentation results in a beer with the correct appearance, flavor, body, and aroma profile. It is also clean, complete, consistent, and reproducible.

In order to have proper fermentation, you must have the right amount of clean, healthy yeast to ferment your wort.

A starter is easy to make. It is like a mini-batch of beer, with the focus being yeast growth and health, not drinkability.

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Occasionally people come into The Vine n Hop Shop and think that their wine, beer or cider have stopped fermenting also called a "stuck fermentation".  The first 2 questions I will ask them are: What is the temperature of your wine, beer, or cider and what does your hydrometer say? I'm often surprised that the person does not have a thermometer or a hydrometer.  These 2 pieces of equipment are so crucial to winemaking and beer brewing that all of the beginner equipment kits at The Vine n Hop Shop include a thermometer, hydrometer and test jar.

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