In order to brew a truly
great beer, yeast selection is of prime importance. There's no point in gathering
together the finest malts and hops and then using a yeast
which is meant for baking bread to ferment the brew!
Brewing and baking yeasts have totally different characteristics and
some dried yeasts packaged for the home brew market would
certainly be more at home in a bakery.
Brupaks offers only
genuine brewing yeasts. Our dried ale yeast, although a
genuine top fermenter, can be used to brew lagers
provided fermentation is conducted between 10°C and
15°C. Temperatures above 15°C will result in ale
characteristics such as esters manifesting themselves.
Brewers wishing to produce authentic lagers should use
one of the many Wyeast strains available.
Brupaks is the UK
distributor for Wyeast liquid yeast cultures. These are
supplied in special slap-pack foil pouches, which also
contain nutrients separated from the yeast by an inner
membrane. To activate the yeast, simply slap the package
to rupture the membrane and knead to mix the contents.
When the pouch has expanded the yeast is ready for
pitching. Wyeasts can be re-pitched several times for
consistency and economy. N.B. Liquid yeast must be kept