Yeast For Craft Brewing in Guelph

Yeast converts all of the fermentable sugars in your brew into alcohol. Different yeast strains can drastically change the character of your beer.

Beer yeasts are typically broken down into two different types: Ale yeasts and Lager yeasts.

There are many varieties of each type that specialize for certain beer types. The biggest difference between the two strains of yeast is the temperature they ferment at. Ale yeast ferments at room temperature typically, while lager yeast likes to work at a much cooler temperature of 9°C to 12°C.

Yeast for craft brewing also comes in dry and liquid formats.

Dry Yeast
Dry yeast can be stored for long periods of time, provide enough active cells for a strong fermentation and are consistent. These are excellent for brewers just getting started. Typically there is little variety in dry yeasts, which is where liquid yeasts come in.
Liquid Yeast
Liquid yeast have a shorter shelf life, but are available for purchase in a much wider variety of strains. We are proud to carry a wide selection of Guelph’s own Escarpment Labs yeast. We also carry liquid yeast from Wyeast as well. 

Both yeast types benefit from being re-hydrated in a yeast starter first. Liquid yeast with 125ml or more are can be pitched without a starter for 5 gallon batches or less.

To learn more yeast for craft brewing contact KJ Urban Winery in Guelph. To purchase yeast for your own brewing, visit our online shop.

Grains, Hops & Yeast Pricelist

Yeast Available for purchase at KJ Urban Winery in Guelph. There are liquid yeast from Escarpment Labs and Dry Yeasts from Fermentis.