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December 9, 2020 45 min

Brewing great beer requires a combination of creativity and science, and a brewer’s dance with yeast is one of the most important parts of the entire process. Today we speak with three experts in the field and discuss the intricacies of working with yeast. After introducing our guests and hearing about their backgrounds, we open the show by taking a look at yeast’s two main forms — dry and liquid. Exploring further, our guests tell us about the difference between the two, their qualities, and shelf life to name a few. We then hear about the common misconceptions of fermentation and propagation, learning their differences as we go. Talking about the process of propagation, we touch on topics including why labs have the best output, performing quality control tests, and how sugar impacts your brew. In the latter half of the episode, we turn our focus toward working with new yeast strains, before looking at a modified, hybrid, and blended yeast, and gathering the opinions from each of our guests. Before we put a cap on the show, Pablo, Eric, and Marcelo share a catalog of tips for new brewers and veterans alike, with advice for best lab practice as a finishing touch. Be sure to tune in with us today!

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