Does Fermentation Increase Temperature? (Beer Fermentation Temperature)

Electronic thermometer

Beer fermentation temperature is one of the most critical factors which affect the quality and consistency of the flavour of your homebrew. Yeast works best within a specific temperature range. For most ale yeasts, this is between eighteen and twenty-two degrees Centigrade (65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit). At higher temperatures, fermentation takes place more quickly.…

What Happens If You Ferment Beer Too Warm?

Electronic thermometer

Temperature control during fermentation is one of the most critical factors in home brewing and significantly impacts what your beer tastes like. Yeast has a temperature range where it works best. At the higher end of the temperature range fermentation is more vigorous. If the yeast gets too cold, it may stop fermenting all together.…

What’s the Correct Temperature for Mashing IPA (Tried and Tested Temp) 

Gently stir the mash as you add the grain to prevent dough balls

Until recently, I’ve always followed tried and tested recipes from homebrewing books and websites. Earlier this year I decided to start experimenting and try to develop my own IPA recipe. As most homebrewers know, a beer’s taste, appearance and mouth feel depend on a combination of factors including the grain bill (mix of malts used),…

Correct Mash Temperature (Impact of incorrect mash temperatures) 

Picnic coolers make good mash tuns because the insulation helps maintain the correct mash temperature

During the mashing process, malted barley is steeped in hot water so that enzymes can break down the starch in the grains and convert them into sugar. The mash temperature affects the amount and type of sugars extracted and ultimately, the style and flavour of the finished beer. The correct temperature for infusion mashing is…