How To Make a Yeast Starter

There are various reasons why you might wish to use a yeast starter. It can be used to increase the number of yeast cells which will initially be pitched, test viability or grow yeast from a different bottle beer. Making a yeast starter is very simple, but goes a long way to brewing higher quality beer. The basic principle is …

How to Recycle Your Yeast – Yeast Washing

If you have done any brewing, it’s very likely you will have noticed the thick layer of sediment, referred to as trub, at the base of the fermenter once fermentation has finished. If you take a good look at the trub, you’ll see that the sediment is stratified. The bottom section of the sediment holds the spent grain and any …

Fermentation Parameters

There are hundreds of different yeast strains available, when you select one yeast instead of another; it’s often based on the flavour profile which you’re expecting. Many yeast strains ferment in a clean manner, making no significant flavour contributions; this allows the malt and hops to shine, whilst various other yeasts contribute hugely to both the flavour and aroma of …

Yeast & Fermentation

Yeast is a single celled organism, which has a huge effect on your beer. Not only does it affect the body and feel of the beer, but they have a large influence on flavour and aroma. Fermentation is the process of transforming sugars, present in the wort, into alcohol, drying the beer out as the specific gravity drops. However, alcohol is …