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Beer Yeast Brewing Guide

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It is often said that beer brewers make wort and yeast makes beer-this is true! In this article, our brewing experts will introduce you to the importance of beer yeast in the brewing process and the terminology used when talking about yeast.

Like the other three main ingredients of beer (water, malt, and hops), yeast is equally important, or even more important. Yeast is a living organism that contains the magical little microorganisms that turn our wort into beer. The most important thing is that high-quality, well-processed and sufficient yeast should be added to each beer to ensure the best fermentation and flavor development.

Despite this, many brewers underestimate the importance of putting in the right amount of healthy yeast.


Yeast Term

Liquid and dry yeast

This is the form of yeast you buy as a brewer. Liquid yeast is in a liquid suspension, while dry yeast removes the liquid. Both are effective for fermented beer.

Important note: To calculate the correct amount of yeast, please use the Yeast Pitch Calculator.

cell counts

This is the number of yeast cells per billion (ie 15-150 billion counts).


This is the effectiveness of the remaining live yeast cells-their vitality and health. Yeast cells die the moment they reproduce, which means that the effectiveness of the yeast bag will decrease over time.


This is the percentage of sugar in the wort that can be converted by yeast into alcohol. In other words, this is the amount of work the yeast has to do before getting too tired or going to bed.


The starter is a dilute sugar solution that can activate the yeast. It is responsible for making yeast replicate. The starter is mainly used for liquid yeast, but it can also be used for dry yeast.


How to increase the amount of brewer's yeast

  • Buy and put more yeast

Using more packages of dry yeast and liquid yeast will immediately increase your cell count and provide your yeast with more teammates to complete the task of making delicious beer.

  • Use yeast starter

Using yeast starter can give your small amount of yeast a chance to burn and multiply, so as to provide your yeast with more teammates to complete the task of making delicious beer.

In order to explain the yeast starter in more detail, we basically need to understand what it is... The starter can be as simple as a sterile bottle filled with fermentable wort and yeast to initiate fermentation, or it can be like a stir plate , Flask is as complicated as a stir bar (essentially not complicated at all).

  • Mixing plate

This is a device used in combination with a stirring rod and a flask, which can continuously stir the yeast starter, keep the yeast in suspension, and promote gas exchange at the same time.


If you are not familiar with brewing and want to increase your knowledge, please check the rest of our article. If you have any questions about beer brewing technology and beer brewing equipment, please contact us. We are happy to help! Contact Kate and my email: kate@degonget.com

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