Abel Prasad blogging

Abel Prasad is a business man , he is writing a personal blog, but also writing about lots of other subjects and topics. From short motivational texts to daily life advices, you can read a lot of interesting things on his blog.

He is also posting about important subjects at this time like defending your property or having a good social life.

Here is a small quote : Drink a little water. by drinking cold water it can help to burn up to 100 calories. Just as the body burns more energy keeping the body temperature stable in cold conditions, so too does it have to work harder when we expose it to cold liquids and foods.

You might also want to join a gym but I think i’d rather drink cold water and coffee and go for walks…..

You can read more about Abel Prasad

Abel is also running a hydro products / home brewing business, you can check it here https://hobbyhydroandhomebrew.com/. Here are some home brewing advices :

Pitch Enough Yeast

Having plenty of healthy yeast is crucial, and most 5 gallon batches of beer require more than one package of liquid yeast for an adequate number of yeast cells. I use Mr. Malty’s Pitching Rate Calculator to determine how many yeast cells I’ll need in each batch. To get the appropriate cell count, you have the option of pitching multiple packages of liquid yeast, making a yeast starter, or pitching a single package of dry yeast.

Pitching multiple packets of liquid yeast is expensive, so in general I’d advise to avoid that route. Making a yeast starter isn’t difficult, but requires some planning in advance of brew day. If you don’t have the Erlenmeyer flask mentioned in the link above, you can use a sanitized growler to grow up the starter after boiling your starter wort in an ordinary pot.

The final option is dry yeast, which contains a much greater number of cells than a single package of liquid yeast. One of the drawbacks of dry yeast is there are fewer options available. However, a standard American ale yeast (such as Fermentis Safale US-05) or English ale yeast (such as Safale US-04) should do the trick for most entry-level recipes.

Use a blow-off tube.

Before I ever started brewing, I read a ton of literature that talked about using blow-off tubes instead of air locks for larger beers. I should have paid attention. Whether I was using a 6.5-gallon bucket or a 6.5-gallon carboy, my bigger beers were overwhelming the airlocks almost every single time. Using a blow-off tube in place of an airlock doesn’t mean your beer won’t go bonzo; it just means that you won’t have a mess on your hands. Put one end of a tube into the top of the bung with the other tube submerged in Star San (sanitizer) and you’re set. Some krausen might work its way through the tube into your bucket of solution, so checking on this a couple of times a day and replacing the Star San isn’t a bad idea. Learn more about when to use blow-off tubes.