Should you use liquid yeast or dried yeast? Does it matter? Does it depend on the beer? Read our little intro to what you should be doing
The range of available strains is the greatest benefit of liquid yeast. Because liquid yeast is a live culture, it is usually more expensive and more perishable. There are also fewer cells per pack than dry yeast, so when making a beer with a gravity above 1.060 (or when making any lager), the yeast should ideally be ‘grown’ by making a yeast starter before brewing day. Many also come in a ‘smack pack’ that needs to be activated at least three hours before pitching.
Dry yeast is sterile, strain-pure, and highly capable of producing great beer. The shelf life is often a year or more, and it is much more tolerant of warm storage or shipping conditions than liquid yeast. Dry yeast is also packaged with nutrient reserves and is ready to pitch directly without a yeast starter. For high gravity fermentations, more than one pack of dry yeast should be used.
We have some important and exciting news from our Managing Director, Matt Lane:
Over the last few months, we’ve spent a lot of time speaking to members of our PerfectDraft community about loyalty & rewards.
Something we’re really passionate about is rewarding our most loyal customers and you’ve given us some great feedback and ideas on how we can do this.
We’re now excited to announce the launch of our ‘Spring Rewards’ program.
During pregnancy, it is recommended to a pregnant woman not to eat any raw or semi-cooked food such as meat, fish, cold meats and certain types of cheese. And above all, smoking and drinking alcohol should be stopped.
In recent years, alcohol-free beer has become a real trend in the beer market here in the UK. More and more big beer brands and small craft breweries are starting to brew it to the delight of non-alcoholic drinkers. However, there are many questions about this kind of beer.
We’re back for the second edition of ‘Must Try Kegs’. Last week we spotlighted three fantastic kegs from our MultiTRY range and this week is no different. From a personal favourite lager of mine, to a couple of flavour sensations, take a read through why we think you have to try these three.
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