I figured it was time for an un-insightful look at the Mead Hermit’s brew day, and hopefully someone will learn something from my time in the kitchen (even if it’s what not to do). This time the agenda was to make two 5-gallon batches of mead, and rack over two more 5-gallon carboys that had finished clearing up.
Many brewers will at some point dream of making a perfect pilsner or other lager style, and many more will be apprehensive about straying from their reliable favourite ale yeasts. It doesn’t have to be daunting or even that different from fermenting ales. In this post Chris writes about how easy it is to start brewing your own lagers at home.
Making a yeast starter was a daunting task to me as a new brewer, and it took me over a year to really start tackling that aspect of brewing. Hopefully this post helps anyone starting to get into liquid yeast, or hasn’t made the leap yet because they think propagating yeast is an advanced skill. If you can make a beer, you can make a yeast starter. Trust me, it’s super easy!