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Introduction
Section 1
Brewing Your First Beer With Malt Extract
1 A Crash Course in Brewing
2 Brewing Preparations
3 Malt Extract and Beer Kits
4 Water for Extract Brewing
5 Hops
6 Yeast
7 Boiling and Cooling
8 Fermentation
9 Fermenting Your First Beer
10 What is Different for Brewing Lager Beer?
11 Priming and Bottling
Section 2
Brewing Your First Extract and Specialty Grain Beer
Section 3
Brewing Your First All-Grain Beer
Section 4
Formulating Recipes and Solutions

 

 

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Chapter 8 - Fermentation

8.6 Summary

Hopefully this chapter has helped you understand what fermentation is and how it works. You need to have sufficient yeast and the right conditions for them to work under to achieve the best possible beer. The next chapter will use this information to walk you through fermenting your first batch.

References
Miller, D., The Complete Handbook of Home Brewing, Storey Publishing, Pownal, Vermont, 1988.

Fix, G., Principles of Brewing Science, Brewers Publications, Boulder Colorado, 1989.

Fix, G., Fix, L., An Analysis of Brewing Techniques, Brewers Publications, Boulder Colorado, 1997.

Briggs, D.E., Hough, J.S., Stevens, R., Young, T.W., Malting and Brewing Science, Vol. 2, Aspen Publishers, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 1999.

Palmer, J., Conditioning - Fermentation's Grand Finale, Brewing Techniques, New Wine Press, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1997

Alexander, S., personal communication, 1997.

Korzonas, A., personal communication, 1997.

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Fermentation
8.0
Some Misconceptions
8.1
Factors for a Good Fermentation
8.1.1
Yeast Factors
8.1.2
Wort Factors
8.1.3
Temperature Factors
8.2
Re-defining Fermentation
8.2.1
Lagtime or Adaptation Phase
8.2.2
Primary or Attenuative Phase
8.2.3
Secondary or Conditioning Phase
8.3
Conditioning Processes
8.4
Using Secondary Fermentors
8.5
Secondary Fermentor vs. Bottle Conditioning
8.6
Summary
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Appendix A - Using Hydrometers
Appendix B - Brewing Metallurgy
Appendix C - Chillers
Appendix D - Building a Mash/Lauter Tun
Appendix E - Metric Conversions
Appendix F - Recommended Reading

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