DetailsYeast: 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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4.7 / 5.018 ReviewsFull of a ton of good informationThis book is fantastic! Explains so much about yeast and how it really effects your beer in every way. Defiantly a must have in any home brewers library or professional brewer.October 1, 2012Very GoodIts the only book on the subject, so maybe it should be a 5._x000D_Its good, but not great, so maybe a 4?_x000D__x000D_The authors explain a lot about yeast (why you should rehydrate yeast, why you should aerate your wort). They also spend a lot of time on setting up a yeast culturing lab, which at this point I'm not so interested in. _x000D__x000D_Worth reading for sure._x000D_October 17, 2012The Whys and HowsThe book taught me why I should do such and such with yeast. Why bother aerating? Why use yeast nutrient? Why does 5 degrees of temperature matter? Why make a yeast starter? A good part of the book is about yeast culturing and lab work, which will not be of interest to most readers. I think reading this book and paying attention to aerating and temperature has helped me quite a bit. After reading this book I'm tempted to use different yeast strains for the same beer, and see what the effect is.January 9, 2013How to improve your beerI learned a few good tips on yeast from this book that have helped me out. I have a better understanding why aeration is important, and why it's important to make a starter and pitch the right amount of yeast. Now I know why fermentation temperature is important. Its a good book for serious brewers.February 23, 2013Great BookThis is the best book on yeast and fermentation that is available. I would highly recommend that any brewer, no matter how advanced they are, read this book. It has helped the quality of my beers tremendously.February 27, 2013Great resourceThis book is great for anyone looking to improve their homebrew. It talks about why treating your yeast right is one of the most important things you can do to create quality beer. However, I wished it had gone more in-depth into some topics. Overall, a must-have.March 2, 2013Great 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, 2013How to improve your beerI 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, 2013What you need to know if you want to make beerThe 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, 2013All about making healthy yeastI 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
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