Homebrew Wine & Beer Yeasts
Choosing the yeast to use in your homebrew beer or wine is not just about turning sugar to alcohol during fermentation. Yeasts do more than that. There are thousands of different strains of yeast and they all produce different flavours and feel.
Yeast don't just eat sugar either. They consume other compounds in the liquor and convert these into new ones. This is why grape juice doesn't taste like wine. It has been chemically altered by the wine yeast and the fermentation process.
Yeasts produce lots of different flavours while they are fermenting your beer, lager, wine or cider. Some work well in beer, but don't work well in wine. So selecting a beer yeast to give the flavour you want is crucial. Yeast can also cause a beer to be hazy, so it's all about the look too.
Shop our range of the most popular yeast brands for brewing wine, beer, champagne, cider and lager.
A small sachet will easily ferment 25 litres. However, even if you are making a smaller quantity, just use the whole sachet. Yeast have to multiply and will keep multiplying until they have filled the vessel, simply adding more in at the beginning will just help speed up the process and your fermentation will begin sooner.
You may also be interested in our homebrew sugars and spraymalts, or our homebrew ingredients departments for anything else you need to make your own beer or wine.
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