Brewing beer. What could be more fun than actually drinking it? A major factor for a good fermentation is temperature. Yeast is greatly affected by temperature; too cold and they go dormant, too hot (more than 10°F above the nominal range) and they indulge in an orgy of fermentation that often cannot be cleaned up by conditioning. High temperatures encourage the production of fuel alcohols – heavier alcohols that can have harsh solvent-like flavours. One of the many reasons to carefully monitor temperature fluctuations with our #Tiaki sensors.

The Festival of Brewers, which takes place next Friday and Saturday (June 29-30) at New Craven Hall, just south of Leeds city centre, will shine a light on smaller, independent craft breweries who are often overlooked at other festivals in favour of the longer-established craft brewers.  Read more