Yeast | Craft Beer & Brewing


A Surprise in the Yeast

A brewing program in Philadelphia has come across a wild yeast that not only flocculates clear but also naturally produces lactic acid. Is GY7B the next big thing for sour beer?

BY: John Holl

Ask the Experts: What's the Best Way to Use Dry Yeast?

Homebrew expert Brad Smith, author of the Beersmith homebrewing software and the voice behind the Beersmith podcast, has the answer on using dry yeast.

Left Hand Sues White Labs Over Contaminated Yeast

In 2016 Left Hand Brewing Co. had to recall or destroy $2 million in beer after it says White Labs provided yeast contaminated with Diastaticus.

BY: John Holl

How to Make a Yeast Starter

Make better beer with yeast starters.

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Full Video: Care and Feeding of Yeast

Growing and maintaining a yeast colony, feeding yeast between brews, planning brew days to maximize yeast health.

BY: Tony Rau

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Full Video: Advanced Yeast Management

Join Tony Rau from Odell Brewing Company and learn the ins and outs of isolating, storing, and culturing yeast.

5 Ways to Make the Most of Brew Day

Here are five ways to wait less and do more on brew day.

How to Keep Yeast Happy and Productive

Keeping your yeast happy is the way to better beer.

Homebrewing: Incremental Feeding

Reach those big beers you're dreaming about with incremental feeding.

How to Use Dry Yeast

Dry brewer’s yeast has come a long way since the days when little foil packets of dubious provenance accompanied malt extract cans of unknown age.