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Week 133: Yeast Series - Collection Part 2
Comments | Posted in Weekly Mash | By Grainfather - All Grain Brewing
13/10/2017 15:09
Continuing last week’s blog on top cropping yeast, this week will talk about bottom cropping yeast. This is most commonly used for lager yeast (bottom fermenting) however since many commercial and home brewers are using conical fermenters for fermentation where there is limited access to...
Week 132: Yeast Series - Collection
Comments | Posted in Weekly Mash | By Grainfather - All Grain Brewing
10/10/2017 15:09
Since yeast is a living organism and is not used up in the process of fermentation, it can be collected and reused in multiple brews. Home brewers can harvest yeast by top cropping for ale yeasts and bottom cropping for lager yeast, However there are a few drawbacks to harvesting yeast.....
Week 131: Yeast Series - Starters
Comments | Posted in Weekly Mash | By Grainfather - All Grain Brewing
07/10/2017 05:28
This week we continue our discussion on yeast with the process of creating a starter. A starter is useful to ensure that you build up your yeast cell count for higher gravity beers or your yeast viability is not at its best. ...
Week 130: Yeast Series - Rehydration
4 Comments | Posted in Weekly Mash | By Grainfather - All Grain Brewing
29/09/2017 13:49
Dry yeast is often just added dry to the top of the fermenter by home brewers and this is deal for beginners and when process & sanitation practices are common, as it is easy to kill the yeast at high temperature and also allow for the introduction of wild yeasts. ...
Week 121: Yeast Pitching Rates
1 Comments | Posted in Weekly Mash | By Grainfather - All Grain Brewing
21/07/2017 12:47
If you are looking to improve the consistency of your beers from batch to batch and avoid the negative off flavours that can be created during fermentation, it might be time to look in to your pitching rates....