Evaluating yeasts by splitting one batch into two (or more) fermenters and pitching different yeasts is about the easiest, and most educational investigative batch approaches. In this introduction article I discuss the process and equipment needed.
Greeting from Cascades Brewer and welcome to Cascades Homebrew. It is March 2021 and I am kicking off this new site so I can capture some of my thoughts, ideas, processes, and thoughts on brewing beer. The overall slant of the sight will be towards intermediate to advanced homebrewers that are interested in understanding how to build better beers with simple equipment and simple processes.
In this article, I give an overview of “Investigative Brewing”, looking at what it is and what it is not. I look at how you can apply a focused brewing process to improve your understanding and to improve the beers you make. Hopefully along the way, you might just add a little fun and motivation to your brewing. Let’s get started…
In this article I present the case for why 2.5-gallon stovetop BIAB brewing might be the best entry point for all-grain brewing. Heck, it might just be the best size batch period! While 5-gallon brewing is very popular, it is just not practical or a good fit for a number of brewers. On the other end, 1-gallon brewing has limitations. Read along while we discuss that often-ignored sweet spot of 2.5-gallon stovetop BIAB brewing!