oxidation

This week I look at how to adjust the free sulfite levels in your mead, wine or cider to achieve good shelf stability. Most commercial wines, meads and ciders have the words “contains sulfites” somewhere on the label. Sulfites, a name for Sulfer Dioxide (SO2), is a preservative that is widely used in winemaking and […]

Why Oxygen is Bad in Your Home Brewed Beer

by Brad Smith on June 18, 2015 · 2 comments

Commercial brewers go to extreme lengths to reduce the amount of oxygen in their finished beers, and as a home brewer you should be concerned about oxygen as well. Oxygen can spoil the long term stability of your beer flavor and clarity and lead to a variety of off flavors. Oxygen in Fermentation versus Finished […]

Aeration for Home Brewing Beer

by Brad Smith on January 19, 2010 · 24 comments

This week we look at how to enhance your home brewed beers using a technique called aeration. Aeration with oxygen is very important for fermenting beer, but needs to be applied at the right time to brew good beer. Let’s take a look at aeration and how important it is for brewing great beer at […]