The layman's guide to the science of brewer's yeast.
Written by Steve Parkes
Issue: September 2002
With so many yeast strains available from yeast labs, how should a homebrewer go about choosing which one to use? We asked two pros for their best pointers.
Thiols have for many years held a very minor role in the greater brewing world, but that is quickly changing with the help of modern hop breeding programs. And while hops are where most folks learn of thiols, it’s actually malt where many precursors are found. Find out why this can be important during fermentation.