The BeerSmith Podcast #168
Beer Maturation and Yeast

Do you want to learn everything you need to know to in brewing beer for the first time? Or have you tried brewing your own and want to learn more tips on how to brew beer to perfection? In this podcast episode, John Palmer will teach us about brewing, specifically focusing on two topics; beer maturation and yeast.

To give you a little bit of background about our guest, John Palmer wrote the book “How to Brew,” a guide on how to brew great beer even if it is your first time. When he was starting, he has read a lot of books about brewing; he encountered one book which recommended the use of baking yeast and another would insist on brewing yeast. This inspired John to create his book which explains the how’s and why’s of the brewing processes so new and old brewers will get a better understanding on how to brew their best beer. Another great thing about John is that the first edition of his book is FREE!

In this episode, John has discussed how he was puzzled by different parts of the brewing process, how he researched to learn more, and how did he utilize what he learned to his advantage. He also gave insights on the yeast life cycle, a detailed analysis of the beer maturation process, and how temperature affects brewing a good beer.

You will not want to miss this episode if you would love to learn more about the beer brewing process and eventually how to brew your own to perfection! We suggest that you take down notes while watching this episode. Now, let’s get into the podcast!

Main Takeaways:

  • Lager brewing process
  • Yeast life cycle
  • Cell’s three basic phases of life
  • Beer maturation process
  • What is acetyl hydroxy acid
  • How temperature affects brewing
  • Why overpitching is difficult
  • Best time to filter
  • Dry hopping