Topic: Yeast

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.


Kveik – Norwegian Farmhouse Yeast

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 Stop me if you know this story; farm brewers ferment without access to commercial yeast, sterile culturing, or precise temperature control. Passing their strains down and sharing them, the mixed-cultures adapt to

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Homebrew Yeast Strains Chart

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With the plethora of yeast strains available from different companies, it can be hard to keep all of the products straight. Choosing the proper yeast strain is essential to the quality of


Make A Yeast Starter

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This content appears courtesy of Wyeast Labs. For further info  https://www.wyeastlab.com/ Basic Guidelines for A Yeast Starter Many brands of yeast for homebrewing are designed to directly inoculate 5 gallons (19 L)


Pitching Rates for Fresh Yeast

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Table 1 – Repitched Pitching Rates and Quantities (billions of cells per liter of wort) OG Rate in Billions per Liter SG Plato 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 1.020 5.1 2.5 5.1 7.6


Acid Tolerance of Brewer’s Yeast

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In the last 15 years, American sour beer has grown from experiments tucked away in the sheds or corners of a handful of breweries, to dedicated producers and year-round offerings from the

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All About Brett

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In 2012 Chad Yakobson of Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project in Denver, Colorado included me in an email chain of 20 Brettanomyces-and-bacteria-focused brewers. Chad’s hope was to get the group to agree


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