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Monday, 25 November 2013

Yeast, Always the Bridesmaid...

I've spotted an interesting blog post doing the rounds on Twitter posted over on Boak and Bailey's Beer Blog, in which they take a look at Brewdog's Unleash the Yeast, a pack of four identical beers fermented with four different yeasts. The idea being to highlight the fact yeast can have as much of an impact on the overall flavour of a beer than just the malt and hops. The overall conclusion was, whilst the base beer wasn't the best, the exercise did clearly show the differences between each yeast. At the premier Macc Homebrew Club meetup Red Willow's Toby McKenzie mentioned he did a similar exercise for a talk at 2012's Indy Man Beer Con. I think in the new year I may look at doing a few micro brews with different yeasts just for my own brewing curiosity...