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My wine is not fermenting – Why?

Problems with stopped fermentation. Causes and solutions: A wrong manner of adding yeast – yeast has to be multiplied before being added to the mixture; adding yeast directly to the mixture is a very common mistake. You can see here how to multiply yeast. For dry (powdered) yeast, it is a common mis...
alcofermbrew.com 26.01.2020.
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Smoking meat and fish – How to go about it?

What exactly is smoking? Smoking is nothing else than just a process in which meat and fish are exposed to the action of wood smoke. It can be produced by burning pieces of wood, wood chips or sawdust. Wood of leafy trees (beech, oak or alder) or fruit (especially stone fruit) trees are mainly used ...
alcofermbrew.com 21.01.2020.
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Important rules of brine-curing

Once you have chosen the meat, you will need an appropriate vessel for dry or wet curing. One can argue whether it is better to use a wooden barrel, a plastic container approved for contact with food or a large stoneware vessel. However, one thing is indisputable: the hygienic condition of the vesse...
alcofermbrew.com 21.01.2020.
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Methods of brine-curing of meat

There is no smoking without brine-curing Even the best smoke alone will not bring the desired effect. Wherever salt could not be extracted from sea water or excavated, it was called “white gold”. This is confirmed by known mediaeval trade routes. In autumn, columns of horses carrying sacks of sal...
alcofermbrew.com 17.01.2020.
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