Chris White on Yeast and His New Book – BSHB Podcast #4

by Brad Smith on November 23, 2010 · 6 comments

This week I interview Dr Chris White, the founder of White Labs and coauthor of the new book “Yeast, The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation”. Chris covers a wide range of beer brewing topics including the life cycle of yeast, importance of yeast starters and temperature control, aeration and also says a few words about his new book. Thank you again to Dr Chris White for taking time out of his very busy schedule to do the interview.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (22:35)

  • Dr Chris White, the founder of White Labs and co-author of the new book “Yeast the Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation”
  • How Chris got started in homebrewing
  • How he moved into creating his own yeast lab
  • The fermentation cycle
  • The importance of yeast starters and temperature control
  • Aeration of your wort
  • His new book on yeast
  • An idea I’ve had about a potential live event

Thanks again to Chris White for taking time out of his busy schedule to participate in the podcast.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Wine Making Supplies November 23, 2010 at 3:13 pm

I like your blog! I check it once in a while and always find interesting reading.

Herb Meowing November 27, 2010 at 5:56 pm

A little disappointed with the content of the interview given how long it ran b/c it seemed like a random walk.

Did come away with new understandings about 1) why pitching too much yeast can inter fer with the reproduction phase and 2) why it’s best when the 1st signs of of active fermentation are observed between 10 and 15 hours after pitching.

Brad Smith November 27, 2010 at 7:40 pm

Sorry to disappoint you – I guess I’m not going to hit a home run with every listener for every episode, but I also received a few positive emails, and I’m still new to podcasting. I am glad you did pick up a few pointers and also hope that you will continue to listen in – I will get better! — Brad

Paul Kumar December 4, 2010 at 9:17 pm

What a great interview

Chap December 15, 2010 at 9:43 am

Definitely come out to DC!

Brad Smith December 16, 2010 at 10:57 am

Chap – Thanks! I will look at having some kind of informal event in the Spring. Now I just need to pick out a local microbrewery to host it… — Brad

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