yeast

Yeast Starters for Home Brewing Beer – Part 1

by Brad Smith on December 14, 2010 · 12 comments

Most brewers understand that yeast starters are important for making your beer. If you pitch the proper quantity of yeast, your beer will ferment fully and give you a clean finish. Some time back, I wrote an article on how to create a basic yeast starter, but that only touched briefly on the important topic […]

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 […]

5 Ways to Save Money Home Brewing

by Brad Smith on September 22, 2010 · 9 comments

The global recession has put pressure on the budget of many home brewers, so this week I share 5 tips to help you save money on your next batch of beer.

This week it is a distinct pleasure to feature Chris White, the President of White Labs Inc – one of the world’s premiere providers of brewing yeast for both commercial and home brewers. White labs is a pioneer in providing commercial quality yeasts to home brewers. 1. When and how did you get started in […]

Yeast Washing: Reusing your Yeast

by Brad Smith on July 25, 2008 · 52 comments

Washing yeast to reuse it in another batch of beer is a great technique to have in your home brewing arsenal. Yeast washing is a simple process used to separate the live yeast from the underlying trub (hops and spent grains) left at the bottom of your fermenter when making beer.

Beer Yeast, Fermentation, and Home Brewing

by Brad Smith on June 18, 2008 · 18 comments

Today we look at home brewing beer yeast, fermentation, and how it affects the flavor and character of finished beer. Yeast is one of the most important ingredients in home brewing, but also one of the least understood.

Making a yeast starter for your homebrew beer will improve the quality and reduce the chance of infection. This week we cover how much yeast to use and how to create a yeast starter…