Topic: Yeast

Yeast Ranching

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Master the methods of long-term yeast storage and manage your own yeast ranch.


Choose The Right Yeast For Your Beer

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We spend a lot of time classifying beer into certain styles, such as American pale ale and European dark lager. The yeast a brewer selects plays a big part in defining the flavor and aroma of most beer styles. In this article, we’ll take a look at different types of yeast and how they influence the beers we brew with them.


Harvesting Yeast: Tips from the Pros

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You’ve probably used their yeast, so let the brewmaster from Sierra Nevada tell you how they harvest and reuse their strain.

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Beauty and the Yeast

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You make the wort. but it’s the yeast that turns it into beer. What you can do to ensure that your fungal friends get off to a fast start and finish at the proper specific gravity.

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Extract varieties for yeast starters

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This question asks for opinions rather than any real facts. I can do that! Strictly speaking, any wort with a gravity ranging from 1.040 to 1.052 works well in starters with respect

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The Science of Yeast

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The layman’s guide to the science of brewer’s yeast.

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Making a Yeast Starter

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How to pitch the right amount of yeast and make a starter.

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Yeast off-flavors and clarifying beer?

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One of the best ways for homebrewers to clarify beer is to simply move the carboy to a refrigerator and hold it cold (38° F is ideal)for at least a week. Chilling

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Matching Yeast to Style: Tips from the Pros

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Expert advice on the right yeast for the right style.


Round It Up! Collecting Yeast from Bottles

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How to collect and culture yeast from a bottle of beer. Snag a strain from a fine Belgian ale or a bottle of German hefeweizen.

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Can you step up yeast too much prior to pitching?

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Although you had a giant mess on your hands with your excited fermentation, you may have added a normal amount of yeast. In my experience, small yeast packets do not contain enough

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Stepping Up Your Starter

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The Benefactor of Brewing steps up starters.

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