Topic: Yeast

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Wort Aeration – Providing an environment to flourish

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Wort aeration is an important part of growing happy and healthy yeast in your fermenter. Aaron Hyde explains the how, what, why, and when of this technique.


Sour Sans Bacteria – Brewing with lactic acid-producing yeast

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New strains of yeast are being released in dizzying array thanks to yeast wranglers. Discover some of the benefits and pitfalls of these new strains being offered.

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Flavors from yeast starter

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I have a routine when preparing to answer questions for my column, and this routine begins with editing questions that come into BYO magazine from email, social media, and snail mail. It

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Yeast Management: Tips From the Pros

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Brewer: Zach Miller Victory Brewing Co., in Downingtown, Pennsylvania Yeast cells have a finite lifespan, as measured by number of divisions and not by chronological age. This lifespan is largely species- and

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Brewing With Wine Yeast

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Wine yeast ferments wort differently when compared to brewer’s yeast, but that doesn’t mean brewers can’t use them. Michael Tonsmeire offers some tips and ideas for their use.


Brewers’ Lingo – Understanding Yeast Talk

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Here we present some yeast lingo explained for the layman/normal human being.


Yeast Pitching and Propagation: Techniques

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If there’s one piece I can recommend for yeast propagation, it’d be an Erlenmeyer flask. An Erlenmeyer flask is easy to close from contamination and take accurate measures in.

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Yeast Slurry Comes Into Focus

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The term “yeast slurry” is used by brewers to describe the pasty mixture of yeast and a liquid, usually beer. I will return to yeast slurries in a moment, but want to

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Fermenting and Conditioning

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Running a healthy fermentation depends on pitching an appropriate amount of healthy yeast. Beyond that, creating proper wort conditions (with respect to aeration and nutrition) and controlling your fermentation temperatures are the

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Attenuation & Flocculation for Beginners

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So you’ve finished the boil, cooled the wort, pitched your yeast and put your fermenter in a quiet place to let the yeast do what it does best — turn that wort

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Build a Stir Plate

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One of the most useful tools for making a yeast starter is a product called a stir plate. A stir plate is a device that contains a strong magnet just beneath its


Selecting Yeast for Beginners

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As the saying goes, “brewers make wort, yeast make beer.” So, it is important — whether developing a new recipe or ordering a kit already assembled by a retailer — to put

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