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Better beer chemistry: It’s all about the yeast

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Posted April 28, 2015

Every beer brewer is locked into a high-maintenance relationship with yeast – those finicky, alcohol-creating microorganisms.

Barley, Hops, Water, and Yeast. Image credit: Tim Sackton via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

Barley, Hops, Water, and Yeast. Image credit: Tim Sackton via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

To learn more about this delicate dance, The Speaking of Chemistry team took a field trip to Denver, Colorado, to visit Renegade Brewing Company and its brewmaster, Max Filter. Max explains how he keeps his fermenting fungi happy in this episode.

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Source: ACS

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