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Monthly Archives: May 2020


Sometimes, you Just need something Simple.

Brian here… I recently started an Instagram account just for me (brian_citysteading). It’s of course City Steading related since, that’s what I do. City Steading isn’t just a YouTube Channel anymore, it’s a lifestyle choice. We don’t just make videos on it, we live it, by choice and on purpose. Sometimes, it gets a bit hectic and stressful, trying to keep to a publishing schedule […]

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Tannins and Acids for Brewing

Balance and Mouth Feel Both Tannins and Acids aid greatly to the overall flavor profile of a brew. They add the “sharp” notes or “angles” to the over all “round” flavor of brews. It is important to keep all things in balance. With this in mind, if your brew is high in tannins then it would be a good idea to keep the acidity relatively […]

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Sugars (and brewing with fruit)

Fermentation Most Brewers yeast work on sucrose first, breaking it down into its glucose and fructose componets. They then consume the glucose first, followed by fructose, maltose and finally maltotriose. Of course being that they are live little beasties, they can sometimes behave differently. Most yeast strains are glucophilic, utilizing most of the glucose in the wort before consuming the other monosaccharides. They also ferment […]

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