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.
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.