Questions tagged [yeast]

Yeasts are micro-organisms used in brewing to produce alcohol during the process of fermentation.

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How to reuse/wash brettanomyces yeast

I made some apple cider with WLP648 brettanomyces. I'd like to try this yeast in some other experiments. Can I reuse brett like any other yeast? Can I pitch the lees/dregs into a new batch or can I ...
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Shaking vs not shaking

I'm playing with a yeast starter right now and I've noticed when I shake the mix the yeast gets more active. I'm wondering how this applies to my actual fermentation. So I was thinking I'd let my ...
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Air Still and Pure Turbo Yeast

i just got my brand new Air Still Kit . the kit include Pure Turbo Yeast and from what i read the manufacture of Air Still advice to only use this Yeast when distilling with Air Still . the problem is ...
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Making alcohol at home from sugar and baking yeast

I am trying to make alcohol from baking yeast I didn't use any special tools or airlock I got the normal baking yeast, sugar(sucrose) and water Dissolved sugar in water putting the yeast in the ...
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Harvesting yeast question

I brewed a 5.2% porter using WLP007. Half a Protafloc tablet near end of boil. After bottling I swirled bucket with about 2.5.litres of cooled boiled water. This is what it looks like. I can't ...
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How to carbonate and bottle non-alcoholic soda

For the last year, I've been making a lot of syrups. Usually I keep the syrups in the fridge and add carbonated water to it whenever I want to drink it. But now I'd like to make a bigger batch and ...
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How to use fast pitch

I am making a recipe of cream ale beer, do I use both the fast pitch and the Wyeast when brewing the beer? Does the fast pitch replace the sugar?
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Yeast packaging formats by example

When it comes to yeast I often see three different descriptors used: active vs. dormant needs to be rehydrated vs. doesn't dry vs liquid/wet As a newbie, my immediate inclination is to associate dry ...
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Formula for calculating pitch rate

I see a whole bunch of online pitch rate calculators such as this one by Brewer's Friend, but I'm struggling to find the actual formula(e) used under the hood by them. Does anybody know of any ...
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Started first fermentation with Red Star Blanc. I was planning on adding the Cuvee yeast for second fermentation. Will this be ok for sparkling wine?

This is my first attempt at making homemade wine. I started with the Red Star Blanc in a one gallon jar. I'm almost a week into my first fermentation. For my second fermentation I plan on using the ...
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Kveik yeast instead of US-05?

I found some good SMaSh IPA recipes, mainly using Safale US-05. Unfortunately I live in a small apartment house and the room temperature is approximately 22-23 °C degree (~71-73 °F), so the ...
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Make root beer without a refrigerator

All the recipes for root beer end with, bottle up your root beer in a plastic bottles. Put it away and monitor the bottles when they become hard they are ready, 2-3 days. Put them in your fridge to ...
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Home brewing for the first time ever

I am home brewing for the first time ever. I had the following queries pls. Hope someone will answer: I mixed 200 grams of white sugar, 100 grams of ginger, 2 complete lemons, mint leaves and 1 ...
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Is it possible to grow yeast from fruits?

In my country the yeast for brewing is not available, so people use baking yeast instead of it. It works but obviously it's not ideal. I've seen a video that the person was making natural yeast from ...
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Propagating a Beer yeast culture towards other applications

How much of an impact do yeasts strains have on their [beer] products? Is this a significant game changer? I want to craft delicious fermented foods. Beer, bread and pizza are a few of my motives. I ...
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Alternative to stir plate for yeast starter (and erlenmeyer flask)

Looking at creating my first yeast starter for a DIPA recipe with on O.G. target of 1.085. For this O.G. Brewer's Friend is telling me I would need a 3L starter of an O.G. of 1.040 with a stir plate ...
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Non Turbo, High Proof Yeast

Currently I am using EC-1118 yeast for making my wines. In the past I have also used DADY Red Star and it worked, but took forever to clear up and become even remotely drinkable. Plus my last 2 ...
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Define "yeast slurry"

If I'm creating a yeast starter from previously harvested yeast I'm supposed to know how many cells are in my slurry to effectively calculate how much yeast to use in my next batch. To me common ...
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Which are the good yeasts and beer styles for fermenting at higher temperatures?

I don't have space for a freezer, and I live in a tropical country. Which kind of yeast is appropriate for fermenting at higher temperatures? And which styles are best for these yeasts?
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Is it okay to cultivate wine yeast bought from store to save money than repeatedly buying it?

The title summarizes it. I've search the google about someone trying to cultivate a wine yeast they bought but I can't seem to find one. I'm new to wine making and I don't have really a lot of money ...
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Why do dark styles foam more during fermentation?

I have found that my stouts produce much more foam during fermentation than other beers do. On the Mr. Beer website it says: Plenty of foam, although messy, is not a bad thing as it indicates healthy ...
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Weird growth 24h after adding sugar for carbonation, is this normal?

I've finished coldcrashing this cream ale I've been brewing, I took some samples and they tasted great, so I've moved it to an airtight container and added sugar for carbonation. I checked it the next ...
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Any way to deal with bitter taste from turbo yeast?

I had some turbo yeast left over, and figured I'd try make a couple litres of ginger beer (sugar, grated ginger, a little lime juice) and elderflower wine (sugar, elderflowers, lemon juice and zest) ...
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Weird taste and smell after heating

So I'm making high ABV alcohol with just plain sugarwash, high alcohol yeast and freeze distilling. I added chitosan and kieselsol(turbo cleaner) to clear it before freeze distilling but my yeast was ...
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Cold Crashing beer - how much time?

I've made beer from a kit a number of times before, nothing special, and I've let the beer crash from between 1 to 3 months (temperatures between 13º and 16º), but I'm now wondering: Is there a ...
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Dady yeast for beer?

I have made my way into homebrewing with LME, hops, adjuncts and Dady yeast. Dady yeast (Distillers Active Dry Yeast) is a distillers yeast strain which is supposed to produce a lower final gravity ...
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Stuck ferment - gingerbeer - or just strange yeast?

I've just (as in 2 days ago) laid down a gingerbeer (kit build - first time) - est finished ABV should be 4.0%. Recipe : 2 x Brigalow Gingerbeer Packs 3 kg Dextrose mono 43L Sterile Water 2 packets ...
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How to preserve an open box of dried yeast?

I want to ferment barley to make whisky (it is perfectly legal in my country, I'm not breaking any law!), the steps before distillation are almost the same than brewing beer (no hops in my case). I ...
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Lack of fermentation after racking to secondary

After 3 weeks in fermenter, doppel bock went from O.G. 1.067 to 1.013, still bubbling occasionally, but not changing. However, after racking to secondary I see no fermentation or bubbling and wonder ...
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Tips for brewing at high temperatures

I live in a tropical country and don't have an extra freezer, but I want to comeback to homebrewing. I'll dare to brew at high temperatures and would like to find ways to get a decent tasting beer. ...
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Finicky Wyeast 3724 Stall

Looking for some useful suggestions. I’m a veritable noob when it comes to brewing. I’m on my second brew and already trying to experiment with my own recipe albeit sticking to extract / specialty ...
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How much yeast to add for bottle conditioning

Most of the time, adding yeast at bottling time is not necessary since enough healthy yeast remain in suspension to consume the priming sugar. But in cases where the existing yeast might not be ...
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Alternative/homemade yeast nutrient?

I forgot to add nutrient to my must when I put it in my carboy the other day (first time brewing mead). I fear I won't be able to get to my homebrew store before it's too late, so I'm wondering if I ...
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is my still bubbling beer ready?

I made my beer about 5 days ago I mean it's about 5 days that it's vigorously bubbling. I made it in the bottle under a high pressure. Please take a look at my previous question to see how I'm ...
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Foam and bubbles

my first mash. Combined all the ingredients in a "recipe" I followed. Added the yeast and it started working rather quickly. My airlock is due to come in the mail in 2 days. So I did the whole ...
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Can I make a "lager" with ale yeast?

On the kegerator website, I found this method to make a "cheat lager": To brew a great “hybrid” lager, I’d recommend using one of the following yeast strains: White Labs WLP001, Wyeast 1056 or ...
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Unconsumed yeast nutrients before bottling

I have a batch of a brown ale (15L) from a kit, where after some weeks, I got 1.016 and the fermentation stopped. To restart the fermentation I added two teaspoons of yeast nutrients. After one day, ...
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Can theatre buttered and salted popcorn be used for brewing brewing at home?

Can theatre buttered and salted popcorn be used for brewing brewing at home? A friend of mine has access to leftover popcorn from a movie theatre and I was wondering if it could be used for brewing at ...
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how jiuqu or chinese wine yeast ball are made?

I live in Bangladesh where all alcoholic drinks are forbidden.I tried to make rice wine from bread yeast but consistency of alcohol is very low because of it's low resistance to alcohol.I heard ...
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Kolsch on a low floc yeast

G'day all - a question on brightness and clarity. I've started fermenting a kolsch using Wyeast 1007, which doesn't floc easily. I intend to fix this by adding finings at the start of the ...
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Volume of brewer's yeast for a 1-gal. batch? Lumpy brewer's yeast?

Two really stupid noob questions: I purchased a one-gallon summer wheat beer kit on ebay. It lacks the yeast packet. From what I read, I need 0.2 ounces of brewer's yeast. And I don't have a scale ...
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Does using a fining agent affect the flocculation of yeast?

I'm doing a series of smash beers all using the same yeast same temp same grain. I'm noticing a big variation in flocculation on the current batch (forgot the Irish moss oops) WLP001 by the way. Im ...
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Fermentation stopped too early

This is my very first brew. I put a really small amount of beer (4 litres) into the fermenter (I live in a small apartment and I found a recipe for 5 litres - I tried that) on Saturday afternoon. The ...
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Can lifestyle nutrition brewer's yeast be used for making apple cider

First time making an apple cider. Which yeast products are the best to use for cider? Is there any other alternative to brewer's yeast?
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Wyeast smack pack activator not activating

I am trying to activate a Wyeast activator pack, but the inner nutrient pouch will not break. Thinking about using rubber mallet. Any useful ideas?
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Didn’t completely add a stopper CraftABrew

I want to know if this is a blunder. I put some water but I didn’t have the lid that I’m holding on my hand. It’s been 2 weeks like this and I noticed it when I was adding cascade hops at the end of 2 ...
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Yeast flavor in my American IPA

So my American IPA has too much yeast flavor and I am not sure how to remedy this. I want a a crisp clean hoppy aromatic finish and the yeast and malt are all I really taste. My first thoughts were ...
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Best yeast to make a sweeter mead

I've just about finished my first attempt at mead. I'm now thinking about my second batch. The yeast I have used is pretty aggressive, Bulldog mead yeast, so was wondering if anyone has some better ...
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CraftABrew tubing immersion exposed to air overnight

I’m trying craftabrew home brewing kit(West Coast IPA). There was a lot of yeast activity on Day 1 after putting it in the container. Day 2 I removed the tubing from the steel vessel, cleaned the pile ...
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Yeast for my first homebrew

I live in a country where its difficult to get yeast for home brewing, so can someone guide me to a way to ferment? I heard that if you make grape juice and leave it in the open for few days it will ...

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