10 Little Known Facts About Yeast
There’s a lot to know about yeast, and Fermentis is here to tell you all about it! Here’s the top ten facts you may not have known about yeast, brought to you by Fermentis Academy.
Yeast Selection for Fruit Distillates
Many types of orchard fruit are now or soon will be in season, and distillers across North America will be preparing washes. Fermentation is where many congeners are created and fruit flavors enhanced or lost. Here are some yeast strains to consider using for this season’s brandies, schnapps, applejacks, calvados, and more:
BE-134 In The Brewery
Earlier this summer, the Rahr Technical Center Brewery had a chance to trial the new SafAle BE-134 yeast.
Style Profile: Irish Whiskey
The history of whiskey is intimately connected to Ireland, with distilling thought to have begun in that country as early as the 11th century and has remained a major center of production since. The word itself comes from the Gaelic uisce beatha, “water of life.”
Distiller’s Yeast Highlight: SafSpirit USW-6
SafSpirit USW-6 is our top-selling distilling yeast for good reason: it’s ideal for fermenting all types of barrel-aged spirits produced from grain or malt washes, and it’s very easy to work with to boot. Formerly known as SafSpirit American Whiskey, USW-6 is a natural choice for bourbon, rye, corn, or wheated whiskeys. It also does […]
Yeast Selection for Oktoberfests
Even though it’s midsummer, it’s not too soon to start planning fall seasonals – for many, this might mean something with pumpkin, but for traditionalists it’s a classic Oktoberfest.
Yeast Nutrients for Distillers
“Yeast nutrient” is a blanket term for the complex mixture of trace elements, minerals and vitamins which are necessary for the life functions of yeast cells but which cannot be created by the cells themselves – these compounds must be supplied by the environment. Copper, magnesium, nitrogen, phosphate, potassium, and zinc (to name a few) […]