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Episode #33 Yeast with Chris Wood

Welcome to Molecular Biology Class. We feel like a kid in science class this episode as we have Christopher Wood, PhD in studio to explore yeast.

Chris Wood of BYO's Science & Homebrew Blog.

Chris Wood of BYO’s Science & Homebrew Blog.

Chris has a PhD in Pharmacology from Wayne State and Postdoctoral Fellowship on yeast cell biology and is a passionate home brewer. He is also a regular blogger for BYO.com, specifically their Science & Homebrews blog. We cover a ton of information on the history and background of yeast as well as its purpose in beer. We also cover building cultures from yeast dregs, pitching rates/temps, wild yeast captures and some equipment you can get at home to build your small lab. So you can see where this episode is heading… So kick back and listen in to the Yeastie Boys rap about yeast.


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Episode #20 Bootleg Biology and Brew Bracket

It’s Episode #20 and we are talking with Jeff Mello founder of Bootleg Biology, and Mike Sale the Co-Founder of Brew Bracket.

bootleg_biology_logo_circle-trans_bg-225x225What is Bootleg Biology?

Bootleg Biology is an open source yeast (and wild bugs) project whose goal is to create the world’s most diverse library of microbes for the creation of fermented foods and beverages.

All microbes are sourced and isolated from “bootleg” sources such as: backyards, orchards, kombucha, yogurt, honey, fruit, bottle dregs, and whatever else we can get our hands on. Enthusiasts contribute their yeast or house cultures to the project, with the shared goal of enriching the Bootleg Biology community’s  access to diverse microbes. Bootleg Biology is the first organization to pioneer the collection and cultivation of official yeast strains for U.S. cities and states as part of its Local Yeast Project, beginning with the original S. arlingtonesis.

Education of basic DIY techniques related to the science of fermentation, specifically the capturing and isolating of yeast is at the core of Bootleg Biology’s mission.

Bootleg_2To further our mission and expand our library we created the Backyard Yeast Wrangling Tool Kit which includes everything the experimental homebrewer needs to capture wild bugs, create agar plates, and isolate wild yeast. You may also purchase one of their homebrew cultures online here: http://bootlegbiology.com/product-category/cultures/

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Episode #2 Yeast Talk

Episode #2 Yeast Talk

Join us in episode #2 as we discuss all things yeast related. Listen to us geek out about yeast and discuss some important considerations homebrewers should have when handling yeast and choosing the porper strain for their brew. Our in studio guest is Dave Thornton from SouthYeast.

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