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Yeast and Beer Flavors with Dr Charlie Bamforth – BeerSmith Podcast #164

Dr Charlie Bamforth joins me this week to discuss how brewing yeast and yeast health affects flavors in beer.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (53:15)

  • Today my guest is Dr Charles Bamforth, Professor of Malting and Brewing Science at the University of California at Davis.
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Excessive Alcohol in Homebrewed Beer – Off-Flavors

Brewery workshopSome home brewed beers can develop a flavor and aroma of excessive alcohol. This can very from a slight alcoholic warmth to strong alcohol that tastes like moonshine. This week we’ll explore the root cause of an alcoholic off-flavor.

Higher Order “Fusel” Alcohols

During normal fermentation, yeast cells consume sugars and produce alcohol (ethanol) as a byproduct.… Read More

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