Fermentation

Does Bottle Conditioning Add Alcohol?

Refermentation inside the bottle or bottle conditioning is the traditional method for giving the beer its fizzy character. The majority of beers today are carbonated by injecting external carbon dioxide under tension. If done correctly bottle conditioning can produce beers that are force carbonated. The bottle-fermented beer has a silkier texture of carbonation, superior foam retention, complex flavours, …

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How Long Does It Take for Fermentation to Start with Beer?

In the brewing process, fermentation is very essential. How long should homebrewers anticipate waiting for fermentation to take to start? They’re always keen to taste their beer! It’s difficult to wait while you watch those juicy items float there and work their magic, but it’s worth it. You must be patient. The starting point for fermentation …

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Should I Stir My Homebrew During Fermentation?

To give your bottle its alcohol content and carbonation, yeast must transform the glucose inside the mash to ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide gas during the fermentation process. The cooled brew is diverted to a fermenting vessel where yeast starts the brewing process. The fermentation process is complicated. Sometimes the yeast lays down on the bottom too …

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