Brewing Science

Coming in July: Register for Precision Fermentation’s Master Brewers Webinar

Save the date! We’re excited to announce that Precision Fermentation will be presenting a special webinar on July 14, 2020, hosted by the Master Brewers Association of the Americas – The Connected Brewer: Leveraging Real-Time Fermentation Monitoring to Elevate Product Quality and Operational Efficiency.  Day: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 Time: 12 noon Central Time Location: Virtual Cost:…

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Yeast Harvesting: Best (& Worst) Practices and How to Know When It’s Time to Pitch Fresh Yeast

Brewers commonly repitch yeast to ferment batch after batch to save money and coax out the complex flavors and higher flocculation rates that Saccharomyces yeast can develop over multiple generations, particularly from the second to the third. But in order to maximize yeast function and longevity, it’s important to be strategic and maintain consistency when…

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Beer Brewing Education Video: Yeast Vitality and Fermentation Reproducibility

Watch beer brewing education video

With social distancing and sheltering in place comes extra time to catch up on beer brewing education. So, in this spirit, we offer last fall’s informative presentation by Precision Fermentation’s science advisor, Steve Haase, PhD: Yeast Vitality and Fermentation Reproducibility. In this 45-minute video, you will learn about relevant findings from basic biomedical research that have…

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Why Some Experimentally Minded Brewers Are Dry Hopping During Active Fermentation

Dry Hopping - craft beer fermentation process

By refusing to wait until fermentation has finished to dry-hop their beers, brewers are extracting surprisingly different aromas, flavors and appearances In addition to “hazy” and “tropical,” “dry-hopped” may be the word-du-jour ricocheting around the IPA landscape. Most dry hopping — which must happen post-boil for the hops oils to retain their delicate volatile compounds…

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BrewMonitor Case Study: Trophy Brewing Co.

Trophy Brewing Co.

The brewing team at Trophy Brewing Co. in Raleigh, NC leverages real-time, comprehensive fermentation monitoring to gain insight, save time and improve beer consistency. Read our case study to learn how the BrewMonitor System helps Trophy Brewing Company improve their brewing operations, and how it has impacted their business. “Being able to watch fermentation data…

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BrewMonitor Case Study: Bond Brothers Beer Company

BrewMonitor Case Study - Bond Brothers Beer Company

The brewing team at Bond Brothers Beer Company in Cary, NC leverages real-time, comprehensive fermentation monitoring to save time, solve problems and improve beer consistency. Read our case study to learn how the BrewMonitor System helps Bond Brothers improve their brewing operations, and how it has impacted their business. “When I first learned about the…

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Video: Taking Your Craft Brewing Lab to the Next Level

Taking Your Craft Brewing Lab to the Next Level

Tim Wadkins, Precision Fermentation’s Director of Fermentation Operations, spoke last month at the 2018 North Carolina Craft Brewers Conference in a QC-track session: Taking Your Lab to the Next Level: Potential Pathways and Strategies. It was an informative and interactive presentation, stepping through all major aspects of craft brewing quality control: Biology Chemistry Physics Sensory…

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