Beer Brewing Chemistry

Every beer brewer is locked into a high-maintenance relationship with yeast: finicky, alcohol-creating microorganisms. In Episode 17 of Speaking of Chemistry, brewmaster Max Filter fills us in on how he keeps his fermenting fungi happy.

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Tapping Yeast’s Genome
Volume 93 Issue 16 | pp. 8-13
Issue Date: April 20, 2015

Strange Brews: The Genes of Craft Beers
New York Times
Web Date: May 26, 2014

What’s That Stuff: Beer
Volume 84 Issue 14 | p. 39
Issue Date: April 3, 2006

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