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Cleaning and Sanitizing in the Brewery

Cleaning and sanitizing in the brewery take energy. You can use mechanical energy. You can use chemical energy. You can even use a combination of both mechanical and chemical energy.…
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LAB for Sour Beers

Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) have many practical uses in the production of sour beers. Although souring beer is a method of “controlled spoilage” – just like yeast, bacteria require specific…
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Beer Spoilage Organisms

Beer Spoilage Organisms by Katelyn Nishimoto, BSI Microbiologist Making quality beer is a dynamic and rewarding experience that incorporates the living world around us. First and foremost, successful brewing can…
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Beer Contamination Testing

Beer Contamination Testing By Kory Davis QC & Propagation Specialist The Brewing Science Institute Not only is beer delicious, it has also been pivotal for mankind’s survival. Due to beer’s…
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Yeast Stress & Viability

Yeast Stress & Viability Yeast stress is a vast topic that is nowhere near being fully understood, however, to begin scientists have come up with different ways to measure it.…
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LMDA – Lee’s Multi-Differential Agar

LMDA – Lee’s Multi-Differential Agar By Carli Severson Microtechnologist The Brewing Science Institute In a perfect world, a brewer would only have one organism, the culture yeast, present during fermentation.…
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PCR Fundamentals

PCR FUNDAMENTALS By Kory Davis QC & Propagation Specialist The Brewing Science Institute PCR, Polymerase chain reaction, is a molecular testing technique that amplifies genetic material so that it can…
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Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus.

Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. diastaticus is a widely known contaminant in the brewing industry that can have devastating effects on product. The primary issues it causes are…
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