Category Archives: Fermentation

What Is A Sour Mash (For Making Whiskey And Rum)?

Whether or not sour mashing creates a better-tasting drink is a controversial topic. While some distillers opt for the regular mash route because they believe it produces a cleaner and smoother final product, some still enjoy using a sour mash because it balances the pH of the wash and creates consistent flavors for every bottle{…}

How To Use Turbo Yeast (Step by Step)

Turbo yeast has made fermenting a high-ABV wash fast and easy. It works by using high alcohol tolerant strains of yeast and a concoction of potent yeast nutrients. These sachets can be incredibly efficient, but also lead to producing some nasty flavors and overall a poor quality product. In this article, we’ll explain how to{…}

The Ideal pH for Mashing And Fermentation (+ How To Adjust It!)

It’s important to know and control the pH all the way through the brewing process. From mashing, to ensure optimal starch conversion, through to fermentation, so our yeast propagate correctly and produce the desired flavor congeners. But what pH are we trying to get to? The best pH varies based on what you’re brewing, be{…}