Beer on the Brain – Where the Wild Yeasts Roam

A few days ago I posted episode 3 of my “Beer on the Brain” series. This new video looks at new science which finally identifies the wild source of Saccharomyces cerevisiae – and its not fruit or tree bark, as we long thought…

2 thoughts on “Beer on the Brain – Where the Wild Yeasts Roam

  • August 29, 2017 at 6:48 PM

    Not yet…that will be coming this fall. The authors of the paper in the video popped by youtube and left some suggestions for maximizing success – specifically, they recommended adding alcohol (e.g. vodka) to the wort to get a wort with a starting alcohol content of 6 or 8% (I forget the exact value, its in the video's comments). This is a very good idea, as this high alcohol content will inhibit a lot of bugs and moulds that may otherwise take over the culture.

  • August 29, 2017 at 5:17 PM

    Have you tried inoculating wort with an oak leaf or any kind of leaf for that matter?


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