New Video…and a New Video Series

I am happy to announce a new “initiative” here at Sui Generis Brewing, specifically a new video series titled “Beer on the Brain” – short (5 minute) videos on various topics about the science and methodology of brewing.

Here’s the series trailer:

And here is the first video in the series, about a myth that Starsan cannot kill yeast:

I hope you enjoy!

10 thoughts on “New Video…and a New Video Series

  • February 13, 2017 at 7:58 am
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    Hi, Bryan!
    I'm closely following BotB series as well as all your other videos (just started agar plating on the weekend, thanks to your instructions). Your opinion is of great importance for me. Can you please share your thoughts on some StarSan efficiency experimetations presented here http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=601403 ?

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  • October 17, 2016 at 6:45 pm
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    It would be equally, or perhaps more, effective than with wild yeasts. The chemistry remains the same regardless of whether the yeast have been domesticated…there is the possibility the resistance mechanisms present in wild yeasts may have been lost in brewers yeast, which would increase sensitivity somewhat.

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  • October 17, 2016 at 6:44 pm
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    I usually see the explanation of the ineffectiveness of Starsan as it relates specifically to wild yeast and molds. I wonder how the effectiveness might differ on those versus "domesticated" brewing yeast. My instinct says: "No difference. They'll die the same death." but maybe there's more that I'm not aware of when it comes to mold and wild yeast. Do you have some insight into this?

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  • October 17, 2016 at 12:59 am
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    Thought of another one. Hot side aeration. People have gone from one extreme to another, especially with strategies and it seems there is no moderate voice.

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  • October 14, 2016 at 2:49 pm
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    Given that I broke my "five minutes or less" rule with my first video, I think slightly longer topics are on the menu…

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  • October 14, 2016 at 1:24 pm
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    Sweet! I'm not sure about myths but the first thing which comes to mind is autolysis. Although this might not fit into a 5 minute video.

    For example the current trend after a newbie posts to ask how long to leave the beer for. The meme from seasoned posters on forums is that they've left beer in the primary for months "with no ill effect" without mentioning any aspect of temperature control, ph, strain variation, infection, best practice etc.

    Conversely it might be worth a dive into a few positive aspects of it in the wine industry.

    Another idea might be about starters and what their purpose is.

    Love the site btw!

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  • October 14, 2016 at 12:39 pm
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    I'm open to requests, but there isn't' any guarantee that I'll have anything intelligent to say about it…

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