Beer Info FAQ

Why do you skim beer?

Why do you skim beer?

For lager fermentations, skimming usually refers to the removal of proteinaceous cold break material that floats to the top of the wort soon after it is cooled into the fermenter. This material, which is brown and granular in appearance, is felt by some brewers to be detrimental to beer flavor.

Why do you skim pints?

The head acts as a lid, preventing the carbon dioxide from leaving your beer quickly. Without a foam head, the refreshing tingling will disappear almost instantly.