How to Brew Your Own BeerWritten by Bill Kaplan
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3.Fermentation – This is most important step to beer brewing. Insert yeast into wort and leave it for approximately one week. If you use correct amount of yeast, you will notice foam throughout liquid within first 24 hours. This foam indicates that beer is fermenting accordingly.
4.Storage – Store your beer in tanks or package it in bottles or kegs until it is ready for consumption.
Bill Kaplan spends most of his free time researching and practicing the art of beer brewing and wine making and serves as a contributing editor for the Beer Brewing and Wine Making website. The site also offers information on different types of beer making supplies.
Making Wine Like a ProWritten by Bill Kaplan
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2.Adjust Juice – This is a crucial step in wine-making process. You must measure acid content using your titration kit. The ideal level is 6 to 7 grams per liter for red wine and 6.5 to 7.5 per liter for white wine. You’ll want to regulate sugar level by measuring it with your hydrometer from time to time. Sugar levels should remain at 22 for both red and white wines. The fermentation should remain around 70-degrees-Fahrenheit for basic red wines. Abiding by these temperatures will ensure that process goes smoothly. 3.Rack Wine – Insert your clear plastic hose into wine jug and attach it to opening of other (empty) sanitized jug. Siphon wine from one jug to other in order to keep wine in a completely sanitized container. Next, fit jug with a bung and fermentation lock. This step may take some time, but it’s important to be slow and careful so you don’t stir up sediment. Let wine sit for an extended period of time (some people choose to wait weeks or even months). 4.Bottle Wine – Bottling your wine is easy part. Simply siphon your wine from jug into your wine bottles. Be sure to leave about 2-inches at top of every bottle, otherwise it will cause overflow when cork is inserted. To cork your wine bottles simply insert a cork into hand corker, position corker over lever and insert. 5.Drink and Enjoy!
Bill Kaplan spends most of his free time researching and practicing the art of beer brewing and wine making and serves as a contributing editor for the Beer Brewing and Wine Making website. The site also offers information on making wine.