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The Forced Ferment Test

The Forced Ferment Test

Posted by Bill Jimerson on Mar 29th 2018

What if you knew your batch's final gravity (FG) before it even finished fermenting? Pretty cool concept, but who cares!Well, if you know exactly what the FG should be it can help you achieve consiste … read more

Customer Brew: Fire in the Hole Habenero Amber

Feb 26th 2018

During an impromptu brew day at the store last fall, FG customer Chuck E. decided to brew up a batch of his spicy amber ale, Fire in the Hole. Being in the US Army, Chuck likes to have a little fun … read more

Batter Up! Pitching the Right Amount of Yeast

Posted by Bill Jimerson on Feb 5th 2018

Why calculate your pitch rate? It's tied with 2 outs at the bottom of the 9th. The opponent has the top of their lineup coming to the plate.   Whoops! Wrong type of pitching! But yeast p … read more
Making Hard Cider at Home

Making Hard Cider at Home

Posted by Bill Jimerson on Sep 14th 2017

Cool nights, football games, and browning leaves. Ahhhh! It's cider season! Hard cider is literally one of the easiest beverages to make at home. You could simply leave a gallon jug of cider sit … read more
Choosing the Right Homebrew Fermentor

Choosing the Right Homebrew Fermentor

Posted by Bill Jimerson on Apr 12th 2017

The choices are overwhelming. Choosing a fermentor for your brew can be like trying to decide on a flavor in the ice cream aisle. So many materials, shapes and sizes! Every brewer has their own opi … read more