Topic: Yeast

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Streaking Yeast on a Plate

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Yeast is everywhere, on plants, on fruit, in the air…and in beer. Streaking an agar plate is a quick and easy way to isolate yeast, to check for purity, and to re-culture yeast from sources like a bottle-conditioned beer or your own fermenter. A sterile inoculation loop is dipped into a sample of yeast and

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Making Your Own Agar Plates at Home

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Agar Plates can be used to streak and isolate yeast strains for your brewing. Instead of buying these agar plates, Brew Your Own Magazine’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis shows you how to easily and cost-effectively make your own agar plates at home. From preparing the agar medium to pouring the plates, Ashton walks you through

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Beer Yeast Cell Counts with Microscope and Hemocytometer

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If you know the viability of the yeast you are pitching into your wort you can be more confident your fermentation will go as expected. One of the most popular ways brewers understand how many cells they are pitching is to use a microscope and a special slide called a hemocytometer to count yeast cells.

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Using Packed Cell Volume for Yeast Counting

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Knowing the viability of your yeast is key to running strong beer fermentations especially when you are reusing yeast from a prior batch. The traditional way to count yeast cells requires a microscope and some specialized equipment. BYO’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis shows you step-by-step an alternate way to accurately counting cells without a microscope

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Understanding Biotransformation

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The word “biotransformation” has gotten a lot of buzz as brewers look to fermentation — and specifically, yeast — to transform the aroma of hops. Learn from Brew Your Own Magazine’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis what exactly biotransformation is, how it occurs, and how homebrewers can use it to our advantage.

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Reusing Yeast Best Practices

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Reusing your healthy yeast can be one of your tools to a healthier fermentation as well as keeping costs down. Learn the various techniques you need to know including accessing yeast viability, yeast washing, storage, knowing when to start over with a fresh strain, and other skills from Kara Taylor of White Labs. She’ll walk

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Yeast Techniques & Lab Skills Workshop

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Join Dr. Chris White and Kara Taylor of White Labs on how to master different yeast-related techniques. This four-hour workshop covers culture selection and explore preparing yeast for pitching, what to expect when re-pitching, working with multiple cultures, and how to troubleshooting fermentation issues related to poor yeast-handling practices. You can follow along how to

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Yeast Harvesting

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Professional brewers regularly harvest yeast from one beer to reuse in a new batch. Now you can too with these tips from Brew Your Own Magazine’s Technical Editor Ashton Lewis.

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Alternative Souring Methods: Acid-producing yeast strains

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Brewers and winemakers often share ideas with one another. Fermentation specialist Federico Tondini guides readers through the world of a yeast strain brought over from the wine world: Lachancea thermotolerans


Yeast Hybrids: Recreating our favorite strains . . . with a twist

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A new wave of yeast strains have recently been developed by yeast labs, using sexual reproduction to mate the best characteristics of our favorite strains. Learn about their potential.


Yeast Selection: Tips from the Pros

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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.


Get the Most from Your Yeast

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Yeast can make or break your recipe. A number of factors must be considered when choosing yeast, and then you need to provide the best conditions in order to get the best results.


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