San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Brewers make wort. Yeast make beer.
Our yeast class and accompanying tasting will delve deeply into the world of everyones favorite microorganism.
The yeast lecture will cover.
- A history of yeast as it pertains to brewing and home brewers.
- Yeast Nutrition, growth and chemical pathways that effect home brewers.
- How to choose and maintain a happy yeast culture in your home brew and how strain selection impacts beer flavor.
- Pitching rates, Propagation, starters, collection (top and bottom cropping) storage.
- We'll discuss the changes in Yeast cultures over generations and how home brewers rinse & clean yeast to repitch.
Tasting - Lost Brittish Strains
During the second half of the class we'll conduct a tasting experiment to identify flavor differences between yeast strains under ideal fermentation conditions. Bitter & Esters took a large batch of Pale Ale and Separated it into eight fermenters. We then pitched a different yeast into each fermenter.
The samples that we will taste and discuss:
1928 London ESB
The yeast class will be broken into two sections, Lecture & Tasting. Tickets can be purchased for either lecture + Tasting or only for the tasting session.
Each ticket type can optionally include A copy of "Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation" (our unofficial textbook) at a discounted price. Space for this class is limited and it will sell out, therefore all sales for this class will be final.
Class is held At Bitter & Esters, 700 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238