Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation
by: Chris White & Jamil Zainasheff
If you are looking to further your knowledge on yeast, Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation is a phenomenal book. This book provides knowledge about what yeast is, how they work, and how they react to the various conditions you might put them under. However, this book shines when describing yeast culturing, by explaining precisely how with step-by-step guides and amplifying information through illustrations. It covers in detail harvesting, washing, pitch rates, storage, slant and petri dish preparations, cell growth, and colony isolation. This is a must have book for every homebrewer, especially those looking at the other side of homebrewing aside from just making wort and delicious homebrew.
Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation is a resource for brewers of all experience levels. The authors adeptly cover yeast selection, storage and handling of yeast cultures, how to culture yeast and the art of rinsing/washing yeast cultures. Sections on how to set up a yeast lab, the basics of fermentation science and how it affects your beer, plus step by step procedures, equipment lists and a guide to troubleshooting are included.