Yeast Flocculation

Flocculation is the process by which yeast cells clump together to form flocs which then either drop to the bottom of the brew or rise to the surface. There can be thousands of yeast cells in these clumps and different yeast strands have different levels of flocculation.  There are three categories defining flocculation; low, medium…

Attenuation in Beer Brewing

Attenuation: This refers to the yeast’s efficiency in converting the fermentable sugars to alcohol and Co2. This is expressed as a percentage and most yeast strains attenuate between 65% to 80%, but it is important to note that this is the apparent ‘attenuation’ and not the ‘actual’ attenuation. It is very difficult to get the…

Raspberry Wine

Ingredients (Makes 4.5 litres/1 gallon): 2kg raspberries 1.5 kg sugar 4.5 litres water 1 teaspoon pectolase (instructions on pectolase container) 1 heaped teaspoon super wine yeast compound Method: Top tip: Make sure any equipment you use is thoroughly sanitised.  Our Brew Safe no rinse steriliser is perfect for the job. Prepare your raspberries by removing…

How to build a kegerator

A kegerator, if you have the space, is a must have for keeping your kegs of beer at the right temperature for drinking and can be done for a reasonable price. I obtained a second hand chest freezer and it’s just big enough to hold 3 cornelius style kegs and the Co2 cylinder. I started…

Strawberry wine recipe

This is a really easy recipe to make and if you have a glut of strawberries making wine  will put them to good use! Ingredients: 2kg strawberries (I used frozen) 1.5 kg sugar 2 Campden Tablets 1 teaspoon citric acid ½ teaspoon tannin 1 teaspoon pectolase (instructions on pectolase container) 4.5 litres water 1 teaspoon…

Gooseberry Wine Recipe

Makes 4.5 litres/1 gallon 2.7 kg ripe gooseberries 1.5 kg sugar 4 litres water 1 heaped teaspoon super wine yeast compound 1 level teaspoon pectolase (instructions on pectolase container) 2 crushed campden tablets (one at the start and one at the end) Top tip: Make sure any equipment you use is thoroughly sterilised/sanitised before use….