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Should you use liquid yeast or dried yeast? Does it matter? Does it depend on the beer? Read our little intro to what you should be doing
The range of available strains is the greatest benefit of liquid yeast. Because liquid yeast is a live culture, it is usually more expensive and more perishable. There are also fewer cells per pack than dry yeast, so when making a beer with a gravity above 1.060 (or when making any lager), the yeast should ideally be ‘grown’ by making a yeast starter before brewing day. Many also come in a ‘smack pack’ that needs to be activated at least three hours before pitching.
Dry yeast is sterile, strain-pure, and highly capable of producing great beer. The shelf life is often a year or more, and it is much more tolerant of warm storage or shipping conditions than liquid yeast. Dry yeast is also packaged with nutrient reserves and is ready to pitch directly without a yeast starter. For high gravity fermentations, more than one pack of dry yeast should be used.
Pairing beer and food together isn’t all rules and science. That would make for a terribly boring dinner party! Instead, it’s the art of taking a good beer, some good food and partnering them together to make something even better. It’s the adventure of discovering what works, what doesn’t and what you like. It’s you taking a bite, taking a sip and then declaring your undying love for that imperial stout and chocolate cake.
Barrel-ageing beers is not a new thing, but it is getting more and more popular, and has probably never been as inventive. Adrian Tierney-Jones explores the new wave of ageing beer in wood
While some so-called off-flavours can be appropriate in certain styles others are not and may kill a little bit of your soul. Here's a quick guide to the most common off-flavours.
Father’s Day, 20th June 2021, is the special date in the calendar when we celebrate and give a nod to the Dads in our lives. It’s an excuse to spoil them with a little something to say thank you for being awesome. If you’re looking for inspiration for a craft beer-loving Dad, then check out our top 7 Father’s Day beer gifts.
Another can spins off the line at Stone Brewing’s new brewery in Berlin. The speed of the whole process is astonishing, a matter of seconds from empty can to filled and sealed. Those amazing hop aromas that Stone Brewing’s IPA is known for are locked in, only to escape as you release the swirling lemon, pine, grapefruit aromas in one of the world’s best IPAs. Cans are the perfect container for this beer. And here’s why.
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