Fermentation temperature matters. Yeast will produce different precursors and compounds, consume sugars at different rates, yield different flavor profiles, exhibit symptoms of stress, and attenuate more or less completely depending on the temperatures in the beer as it is fermenting. Temperature will also affect how quickly fermentation starts, how long it lasts, and what is left behind.
Josh Weikert offers some tips on choosing the right time of year to brew certain styles of beer to make temperature control easier.
Fermentation is where beer is made. In Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine®’s online course How to Manage Your Fermentation for Better Beer, Josh Weikert covers
- The importance of fermentation temperature and temperature control
- Fermentation conditions such as the effects of light and the importance of stable temperatures
- Yeast strains and selection
- Yeast pitching rates
- How much time to plan for fermentation
- Other fermentation considerations, such as stuck fermentations and never-ending fermentations
- And much more!