First-ever canned wort allows homebrewers to make no-boil, no-hassle yeast starters

I love to make beer, but I hate to make yeast starters. Call me lazy, but I think they require too much pre-planning, they’re a hassle and they’re time-consuming. The added steps that they demand also increase the likelihood of contamination. I realize, however, that yeast starters are critical for high-gravity beers, and they [...]


Creating Better Beer Through Science

Last week Finnish researchers reported they had developed a better way to develop yeast that would give us more diverse tastes, save money and time. From their abstract. The interspecific hybrid Saccharomyces pastorianus is the most commonly used yeast in brewery fermentations worldwide. Here, we generated de novo lager yeast hybrids [...]

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