April 28, 2010

Jeremy's Favorite 1,892,700,000,000

1,892,700,000,000 cells is the maximum number of yeast cells ever produced in a 5 gallon fermentation. This is a magnificent number.

You can do a lot of things with 1,892,700,000,000 yeast cells, including:

  1. Boil the yeast slurry recovered from a fermentation and use the end product as a yeast nutrient.
  2. Make non-alcoholic beer, without using reverse osmosis, dialysis, or evaporation: Pitch with 10^8 yeast cells /mL into anaerobic wort (to avoid oxidizing wort lipids into carbonyl off-flavors) at 40 deg F for 8 hrs.
  3. Use the slurry as vegemite on your breakfast toast.
  4. Compost.

1 comment:

  1. Cool! I'd like to know more about brewing the NA beer. I have some friends who I'd love making that for, good beer shouldn't be denied for those on the wagon. In fact I'd say it's a that college water beer that gets them into trouble in the first place. Learn to respect your beer and the beer will respect you!