It's no secret that yeast needs zinc for healthy fermentation, but how much and where/when should you add it? What happens when you add too much zinc? Microbiologist Joe Kinney of FX Matt Brewing Co. previews his upcoming Master Brewers Webinar and you'll find out where to get Joe's zinc calculator.
Max Michel (Weihenstephan) describes how he used RSM to optimize a non-Saccharomyces strain for beer. Read more at MBAA.com
"Today, we find that brewers will hold yeast—often for days— in the cones of fermenters cooled only by the ambient temperature of the room in which the tank sits, and then question the degraded performance of the yeast." Read more at MBAA.com
The legendary Graham Stewart joins us to discuss his latest publication: Brewing Intensification Through the Lens of the Craft Brewer.
Nick Mader surveyed 16 breweries, including Firestone, Allagash, Boulevard, Stone, and Russian River to determine the keys to success when producing wild beers and conventional beers in the same brewery.
Leo Chan discusses methods for automated yeast cell counting, measuring viability, and other physiological properties. Recent work includes collaboration at Harpoon Brewery to count cells in products with high residuals, and collaboration at University of Maine to improve methods for counting Brettanomyces.