Jonas Rembert

Early brewer and founder in Asheville, NC. I got my start in the backyard in Weaverville, NC which were my fondest memories. I opened two breweries I built in 1996 (Green Man) and 2001 (French Broad) respectively, both still extant. I am the author of Starlight in a Glass.

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How Do You Brew Beer in Hot Weather?

Brewing is a temperature-sensitive process.  Ales require 58-68˚ F (14-20° C).  Lagers need 53 down to 40˚ F (4-11° C) to properly ferment and condition. Living in the middle latitudes, between the tropics, yet temperate with four distinct seasons, summer temperature becomes a concern.  You have many options.  You need not give up your homebrewing …

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Primary and Secondary Fermentation in Beer: What’s the Difference?

Fermentation is arguably the most important part of brewing.  This is the process by which yeast transforms malt sugar into ethyl alcohol.  And I believe the technical term for finished product is, “YAHOO!!!” The result of fermentation is this relaxing beverage with toasty, bready flavors and perhaps the bitterness, spicy and floral characteristics contributed by …

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