Free download: “Feeding yeast for brewing success”
Mar 2, 2021
Yeast are fundamental to the brewing process. It is thought that 950 compounds are involved in giving the beer its aroma and flavor — and 400 of them are produced by yeast. Aroma is just one example of the complexity and nuance yeast contribute. Yet, the brewing process itself is not ideal for their growth and development. The presence of ethanol alcohol, carbon dioxide, and the pH of the wort can create a stressful environment. When yeast are under stress, their performance in brewing may not be ideal and even result in off-flavors or sluggish, stuck fermentations. On the other hand, offering bountiful nutrients and pleasant growing conditions can lead to consistent, reliable fermentations.
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