Author: Andy

  • Where To Find Wild Yeast For Brewing?

    Where To Find Wild Yeast For Brewing?

    When it comes to brewing, it’s hard to beat the satisfaction of working with wild yeast. Not only does it have a certain romantic appeal, but it can also produce […]

  • What Happens When You Mix Yeast Sugar And Water?

    What Happens When You Mix Yeast Sugar And Water?

    As a home brewer, I’ve spent countless hours tinkering with different yeast strains, sugar sources, and water profiles to create the perfect fermentation environment for my beers. In this blog […]

  • Is Sake Distilled Or Fermented?

    Is Sake Distilled Or Fermented?

    Sake is a fermented beverage, not distilled. This traditional Japanese alcoholic drink is made by fermenting polished rice, which has been partially milled to remove the outer layer. The fermentation […]

  • How To Ferment Mead With Wild Yeast?

    How To Ferment Mead With Wild Yeast?

    Fermenting mead with wild yeast is a rewarding and natural process that involves capturing wild yeast from your environment and using it to ferment your honey and water mixture. Mead […]

  • How To Ferment Cider With Wild Yeast?

    How To Ferment Cider With Wild Yeast?

    Making cider at home can be a rewarding experience, especially when you venture into fermenting with wild yeast. This method adds a unique flavor, complexity, and a sense of place […]

  • Should I Cold Crash Cider (Pros And Cons!)?

    Should I Cold Crash Cider (Pros And Cons!)?

    As an experienced home cider maker, I am often asked about the benefits and drawbacks of cold crashing cider. Cold crashing is the process of rapidly cooling your fermenting cider […]

  • Does Sugar Dissolve In Alcohol? (Yes, but…)

    Does Sugar Dissolve In Alcohol? (Yes, but…)

    As an experienced brewer, I have spent countless hours experimenting with various ingredients to create the perfect concoction. One question that often comes up in these brewing adventures is whether […]

  • Can you use wine yeast to make cider?

    Can you use wine yeast to make cider?

    If you’re a cider lover or simply curious about the world of homebrewing, you may be wondering whether it’s possible to use wine yeast to make cider. After all, both […]

  • Can you use ale yeast for cider brewing?

    Can you use ale yeast for cider brewing?

    When it comes to brewing cider, most people typically use champagne yeast or cider yeast. But what about using ale yeast for cider brewing? Is it possible? Ale yeast is […]