Don’t Kill the Yeast

A big mistake that is made by anxious brewers is not sufficiently cooling the wort before adding the yeast.  The wort should be cooled to around 70 degrees F before adding the yeast.  If you add yeast to a wort that is too hot, you will kill the yeast and get no fermentation.

Some beer brewing equipment such as a wort cooler can help with this.  You can also just put the bucket containing your wort in a bathtub full of ice and cold water.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: