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Fermenting on the Flip Side: Alternative Fermentations & Practices

  • Speaker: Mary Izett
  • Track: Yeast & Fermentation
  • Homebrew Con 2013
  • Philadelphia, PA

Not everyone has the time or space for traditional homebrewing techniques, at least not all of the time. And even if you do, perhaps you're seeking something new and different to brew. This seminar will include practices that can cut down on the time and space required to brew. We’ll… Read More

Methods of Creating and Maintaining a Wild House Culture

  • Speaker: Kyle Kohlmorgen
  • Track: Yeast & Fermentation
  • Homebrew Con 2013
  • Philadelphia, PA

This presentation aims to help homebrewers create unique, complex and enjoyable beers using a house culture—a cocktail of non-traditional yeasts and bacteria from any number of sources. Several methods of creating and maintaining house cultures will be discussed and compared, each of which has been developed to make brewing with… Read More

Step Up Your Starters: Insight into Yeast Propagation for Homebrewers

  • Speaker: Kai Troester
  • Track: Yeast & Fermentation
  • Homebrew Con 2013
  • Philadelphia, PA

This presentation, intended for advanced homebrewers, will not be your ordinary talk about making yeast starters and how they can improve your beer. Drawing on research in yeast growth and fermentation performance , this seminar will provide insight into how yeast grows and what affects yeast growth and health in… Read More

Yeast Culturing 101

  • Speaker: Shawn McBride
  • Track: Yeast & Fermentation
  • Homebrew Con 2013
  • Philadelphia, PA

A brief history of yeast and yeast culturing will be presented, as well as a host of information detailing how the average homebrewer can accomplish this task at home using a few different methods. Topics covered include making slants, starters, washing and growing yeast to pitchable rates. Methods for storage… Read More

Exploring Fermentation Attenuation

  • Speaker: Greg Doss
  • Track: Yeast & Fermentation
  • Homebrew Con 2012
  • Bellvue, WA

Presently, there is incomplete information regarding fermentation attenuation. This talk will identify and discuss the factors involved in how well a beer will attenuate as well as explore the development of a predictive model for calculating terminal density. Read More

Fermentation Mythbusters

  • Speaker: Neva Parker
  • Track: Yeast & Fermentation
  • Homebrew Con 2012
  • Bellvue, WA

Do I need a starter? Am I growing new yeast? Can I freeze yeast? Are vials really pitchable? Isn't the rule of thumb for pitch rates 1 million cells/ml/P? Is there anything wrong with overpitching? What is the origin of some yeast strains? Want to know the real answers to… Read More

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