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Fermentation temperature & diacetyl rest

Homebrewers often overlook the importance of correct fermentation temperature. There's no point investing time, money and effort making sure all other aspects of your brew are perfect if you then ferment it too cool or, in particular, too warm.

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Airlock or not?

Fermenters come with a lid and a small hole to fit an airlock, which is filled with water and allows CO2 created by the yeast during fermentation to escape, but does not let air into the fermenter.

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Whirlpooling

If you're an all-grain or partial mash brewer, after the boil there will be a large amount of coagulated proteins and hops in the wort that you need to separate before transferring the wort to the fermenter or cooling cube.

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