Event Title

CB3 -- Evaluation of Two Brewer’s Yeast Strains Throughout Serial Re-Pitching in Beer Fermentation

Presenter Information

Eric Melgar, Lander UniversityFollow

Location

URC Greatroom

Start Date

8-4-2022 10:30 AM

End Date

8-4-2022 12:15 PM

Description

Beer is a fermented drink primarily made from yeast, hops, water, and grains. In order to spread the cost of the yeast culture over many brews and to maintain a consistent flavor profile in certain beers, brewers commonly harvesting and re-pitching yeast Ideally, brewers should be able to reuse yeast for at least 7 generations and often as many as 10 generations if good harvesting and storage practices are followed. This experiment analyzed second and third generation brewer’s yeast strains’ cell counts collected from three beers: (1) a beer brewed with a single Pacific Ale yeast slurry, (2) a beer brewed with a single Irish Ale yeast slurry, (3) a beer brewed with a combination slurry containing second generation Pacific Ale and Irish Ale yeast strains, and (4) a beer brewed with a combination slurry containing third generation Pacific Ale and Irish Ale yeast strains. The Pacific Ale (WLP041) and Irish Pale Ale (WLP004) yeasts were purchased from White Labs in Asheville, NC. It was then hypothesized second and third generation yeast cell counts harvested from the single strain beers (1) and (2) would have higher cell counts than the second and third generations from the blended beers (3 and 4) due to competition of the two strains. However, the results of the study showed there was not a significant difference between the yeast cell counts harvested from the single strain beers (1) and (2) as compared to the yeast cell counts harvested from the second and third generations of the blended beers (3 and 4).

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Apr 8th, 10:30 AM Apr 8th, 12:15 PM

CB3 -- Evaluation of Two Brewer’s Yeast Strains Throughout Serial Re-Pitching in Beer Fermentation

URC Greatroom

Beer is a fermented drink primarily made from yeast, hops, water, and grains. In order to spread the cost of the yeast culture over many brews and to maintain a consistent flavor profile in certain beers, brewers commonly harvesting and re-pitching yeast Ideally, brewers should be able to reuse yeast for at least 7 generations and often as many as 10 generations if good harvesting and storage practices are followed. This experiment analyzed second and third generation brewer’s yeast strains’ cell counts collected from three beers: (1) a beer brewed with a single Pacific Ale yeast slurry, (2) a beer brewed with a single Irish Ale yeast slurry, (3) a beer brewed with a combination slurry containing second generation Pacific Ale and Irish Ale yeast strains, and (4) a beer brewed with a combination slurry containing third generation Pacific Ale and Irish Ale yeast strains. The Pacific Ale (WLP041) and Irish Pale Ale (WLP004) yeasts were purchased from White Labs in Asheville, NC. It was then hypothesized second and third generation yeast cell counts harvested from the single strain beers (1) and (2) would have higher cell counts than the second and third generations from the blended beers (3 and 4) due to competition of the two strains. However, the results of the study showed there was not a significant difference between the yeast cell counts harvested from the single strain beers (1) and (2) as compared to the yeast cell counts harvested from the second and third generations of the blended beers (3 and 4).