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Managing Clean and Wild Beer Production in a Shared Space

Brewing both traditional Saccharomyces-driven (aka clean) beer and wild, mixed culture, or spontaneous (aka sour) beer in the same facility can be a daunting task. We’ve all heard the stories of rampant cross-contamination or unintentional sours at other breweries. We’ve …Read More

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Kveik Yeast: From Farmhouse Obscurity to Craft Darling

In western Norway, farmhouse brewers do not buy yeast. Instead, they inherit it from their parents or grandparents, or simply get it from their neighbors. The yeast is repitched from batch to batch, seemingly endlessly. This is how brewers all …Read More

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Yeast Storage Solutions: Theory and Practice

Methods have been developed for potentially storing yeast for longer periods, which have been investigated by the team at Lazarus Brewing Company. Results of these investigations are shared and discussed in this presentation, as well as the theory behind storage …Read More

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Small-Scale Yeast Management

The best employee you will ever hire is yeast. However, keeping yeast content, happy, and working at its peak is a challenge for small brewers who usually utilize multiple yeast strains over intermittent periods. Matt Couch from Lazarus Brewing Company …Read More

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PCR Testing to Ensure Quality: A Panel Discussion

PCR (polymerase chain reaction) is a valuable analytical tool that can be used to test for spoilage bacteria and wild yeast in the brewery. This technology is more affordable and user-friendly than ever, and can dramatically improve microbiological control and …Read More

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