Yeast grows on a number of plants and also drifts through the air. In the old days people fermented things without even knowing what was causing it. There is no reason we cannot make use of wild yeast in our beers and see what we end up with at the end!
Have you thought about brewing a big beer and adding those wonderful barrel flavors to your beer. Aging your beer on wood will add some complexity to your beer and introduce some great new flavors.
When you start homebrewing and make some research about recipes, equipment and raw materials, you’ll find that almost everything is based on some kind of codified volume : 5 gallons. You, of course, can brew larger batches but must modify things in equipment, ingredients and methods to your brewing.
Are you totally obsessed with brewing? Are you ready to expand your homebrew operation past the beginner stages? In that case, you’ll want to seriously consider three areas of your procedure: milling, fermenting and bottling.
These days, beer lovers recognize that there is a welcome place at the table for flavorful, low-impact beers that can be enjoyed over a long session without worries about going overboard.
High gravity brewing brings a new set of challenges and opportunities that you may not normally encounter with a lower gravity beer.