Topic: Yeast

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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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Wild Yeast Pitch Rates

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Pitching rates for wild yeast and bacteria are really all over the place. Brettanomyces species can be used in place of Saccharomyces species for the primary fermentation of wort into beer. Brettanomyces

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Learn the Rules of Pitching

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There are few things more defeating to a homebrewer than to check on the fermenter containing sweet wort crafted two days earlier, only to find no signs of life in the fermenter.


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