Sustaining and the propagation of yeast cultures is one of the most difficult tasks in a brewery. Yeast is a living organism, so they require special care, food, nutrients, water, and even AIR! Anyone can go to the homebrew shop and pitch a “smack pack” or “vial” of yeast into their wort, it takes a special breed of beer nerds to go above the call of duty and sustain and propagate yeasts. We use specialized “yeast food” that’s derived from Dry Malt Extract (DME), but we add additional nutrients and special water that yeast go crazy over. We even inject clean air into the starter flask that’s scrubbed from all VOC’s and particles up to 3 microns in size. When you think that’s enough we continuously monitor temperatures to ensure optimum results. The result from going “above and beyond” is in the beer itself…or a picture or two!
February 26, 2012
Sustaining & Propagation of Yeasts is Child’s Play ‘Round These Parts!
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