From the HBD Archive
Subject: Leistag / Yeast Culturing
Date: 1992-03-25 15:48:14 GMT

Conn Copas <> asks about yeast culturing.

>I read with interest the description of Leistad's book. Could someone give
>me a better idea of how technical it is before I order it ? I'm basically
>looking for something which goes beyond the Zymurgy yeast issue and discussions
>of how to streak out cultures.

Leistad's book was very good when it was written, and is still useful for
introducing a beginning brewer to the basics (canning, starters, etc.). The
Zymurgy Yeast Issue goes way beyond the techniques involved in Rodgers book.
A good microbiology book is the way to go. Another good source of technique
and recipes I have found is commercial and home texts on mushroom cultivation,
they tend to be easier to understand from a laypersons point of view, stress
sanitation and have practical suggestions (for very expensive lab

John L. Isenhour - The HopDevil

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