I have been a non-beer drinker for over a decade now. I am quite sure that I have been drinking out of order before this. I have a confession to make. When I discovered that I could brew my own beer, the only beer I was able to make that was good enough to drink was my own home brew that I made in my kitchen.
The recipe, as it turned out, was the wrong one. I should have brewed a fresh imperial stout instead of the old hoppy beer that I brewed in my garage. It was one of the few beers that I can still drink without feeling like I’m getting cheated.
Well, it’s not like I’ve drunk it and not had any problems. But it does make me wonder about the ethics of home brewing. If, as a good brew-er, you know that the beer you make is as good as it gets, why can’t you save it for yourself? There may be a reason that you can’t make a fresh batch of Imperial Stout.
Well, the answer is that it comes down to a lot of different factors. Some things that are best left as is. Like the fact that the beer you brew is as good as it gets, and because it has been stored at a cool room temperature for a few weeks, there’s more yeast that’s active and therefore better tasting. Many people dont get the taste of beer that way. Also, different beers are made with different yeast strains.
What happens when you get your freshly brewed Imperial Stout and leave it in the fridge for a week? Well that’s not uncommon either. Different breweries have different recipes as a way to ensure the best possible taste. But even the best recipe can be thrown off if the yeast isn’t fully active and the beer is stored at room temperature.
Beer is pretty self explanatory. Just like most things in life, the more yeast the better. This is because active yeast produces foam, which is better for consumption. But the more yeast you have, the more you may have problems (and therefore the better you will get the taste) because yeast can be affected by temperature. A person with yeast in their intestines who isnt active will produce a lot of yeast-esque (and therefore unpleasant) goo.
A good brewery will store beer that has been opened at room temperature in the fermenters, so they’ll cool the beer off slightly, but not to the point that it’s completely cooled off. This way the yeast can get a good jumpstart and keep growing until they are ready to start working.
The best way to avoid the yeast plague is to store beer at room temperature. That way the yeast can start working at room temperature and keep growing until they are ready to start working. I know this because in my own brewery I just let my beers sit for a while in a refrigerator or similar and then add a few ice cubes to keep the yeast from going sour.
the yeast is also a fairly easy to kill bug if you let it sit in the fridge or cool cellar. They can survive a little bit of heat but they do die when exposed to too much cold. It’s a big deal that my brewery has a cooler, but it is one of those things you just have to make sure to keep in your cellar and not in your fridge.
The best way to keep yeast in the refrigerator, is to add some refrigerant to the beer in it. The yeast will stop working if its not refreshed or refreshed quickly. Of course, it takes a long time for the yeast to do that, but it will do it.