Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation

Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation
Chris White and Jamil Zainasheff
Brewers Publications, 2010
ISBN: 0-937-381-96-9
Soft cover, 304pp

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The book “Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation” by Chris White (founder of White Labs) and Jamil Zainasheff (The Brewing Network) offers a guide to understanding and mastering the use of yeast in beer brewing. He provides comprehensive practical information for small scale professionals and advanced hobbyists.

Neither a textbook on microbiology nor a guide to beer brewing, the work provides useful, easy to understand information on advanced yeast concepts, choosing the right yeast, all aspects of fermentation, creating yeast starters and culturing, and tips for troubleshooting fermentation problems.

Chris White
Chris White lives in San Diego, Calif., USA, where he serves as President and CEO of White Labs Inc. Chris founded White Labs in 1995 to manufacture yeast cultures and provide fermentation services to the brewing, wine, and distilling industries. Chris has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California, San Diego and a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of California, Davis. While at Davis, Chris interned at Genentech Inc., the world’s first biotechnology company. White is coauthor of Yeast: The Practical Guide To Beer Fermentation, co-designer of BrewMaster: The Craft Beer Game, and has published numerous articles on yeast, beer, and fermentation. Chris White was a lecturer in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at U.C. San Diego from 1999-2007, and is currently teaching in the Brewing Certificate Program at U.C. San Diego Extension. Chris was awarded the 2013 Recognition Award from the American Homebrewers Association.

Jamil Zainasheff
Jamil Zainasheff is an award-winning homebrewer, author, beer judge, and host of “The Jamil Show” and “Brew Strong” shows on The Brewing Network. A “stylish” guy, Jamil has brewed every style of beer described in the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Style Guidelines. Jamil is the Brewmaster and owner of Heretic Brewing Company located in Fairfield, CA.