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Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation

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Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation

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Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation is a resource for brewers of all experience levels. The authors adeptly cover yeast selection, storage and handling of yeast cultures, how to culture yeast and the art of rinsing/washing yeast cultures. Sections on how to set up a yeast lab, the basics of fermentation science and how it affects your beer, plus step by step procedures, equipment lists and a guide to troubleshooting are included.

About the authors, Chris White and Jamil Zainasheff:

Chris White earned his doctorate from the University of California and founded White Labs Inc. in San Diego in 1995. The company's focus is liquid yeast cultures for homebrewers and professional brewers.

Internationally respected homebrewer Jamil Zainasheff co-authored Brewing Classic Styles with John Palmer. Jamil shares his passion and brewing prowess with homebrewers internationally, hosting podcasts on The Brewing Network.

Paperback: 328 pages
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Author Chris White and Jamil Zainasheff

4.7 / 5.0
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Why you need to do things
I didn't realize the importance of aeration of giving nutrients until I read the book. The book doesn't make you a better brewer, but it does explain why you need to do things, like aerate the wort or must,.
March 22, 2014
The healthy yeast book
I learned a lot from this book about the yeast life cycle and what it takes to make healthy yeast. I've applied this knowledge to my beer making and now aerate my wort and make starters, which I never used to do before.
January 11, 2014
How to Make better beer
The book explains why you should do things rather than just telling you to do something. This helps me out and makes the process more enjoyable and less rigid. After reading the book the next step for me is to get an Oxygen system.
December 12, 2013
All about making healthy yeast
I read a lot so much of this material was already known to me, but I still like having everything in one place. Its worth reading but there isn't that much thats directly applicable to home brewing.
November 20, 2013
It's a pretty good book and discusses some of the common knowledge in home brewing. The main take aways are it's important to aerate your wort before pitching, its very good to use a nutrient, don't ferment warm, and its very good to make a yeast starter. There is a lot on growing your own yeast that i wasn't interested in reading.
September 12, 2013
What you need to know if you want to make beer
The book explains why some of the steps you perform are important and why you shouldn't skip them. A few degrees either way will change the taste of the beer. When brewing lagers you will understand why you need a Diacetyl rest.
August 17, 2013
Very advanced
There is a lot of detailed information, way more than I can absorb in one or two readings. There is also a lot of information of propagating yeast. If you want to know more about brewing yeast, this is a good book.
July 3, 2013
How to improve your beer
I learned why fermentation temperature is so important._x000D_I learned why Oxygenating wort is important._x000D_I learned why a starter is important._x000D__x000D_These basic questions and their answer will have a big impact on your beers taste, so this is an important book to read.
May 30, 2013
Great Book!
The book is highly informative to learn the ins and outs of yeast and the procedures needed to reduce their stress. The information coming is great to help with the washing process and to understand the things the yeast will need. The book is an excellent way to further understanding of the brewing process and becoming a better homebrewer.
April 2, 2013
A lot of important information
The book is worth it for the understanding it gave me about the importance of aeration. It also explains why you should rehydrate your yeast and not pour in dry yeast directly into the wort. The second half is about yeast culturing and not of interest to me, but would be important for those that like to grow their own yeast.
March 30, 2013
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