What Does Racking Mean

Question: What is racking? Sounds like something you’d typically do before a pool game… Answer: Racking is the process of transferring the beer from one container to another, generally to …

Common Fermentation Problems

Question: What are some common problems with fermentation that I need to avoid? Answer: Problems with fermentation may include the following: underpitching; overpitching; improper temperature; rapid temperature variations; light-struck; excessive …

What Is Primary and Secondary Fermentation

Question: What are the two stages of fermentation? Are both stages necessary? Answer: Fermentation is generally divided into two stages: Primary fermentation and Secondary fermentation. Primary fermentation refers to the …

What Is Wort Aeration?

Question: What does wort aeration do for my beer? Is it important? Answer: Oxygen needs to be introduced into the wort to promote yeast development during the lag phase, when …

Why isn’t my beer fermenting yet?

Question: I pitched my yeast last night at about 7 o’clock, but when I looked this morning I didn’t see anything happening yet. Did I do something wrong? Answer: This probably isn’t …