How you take care of your brewing yeast can have a huge impact on easters and flavors in home brewed brew. Pitch too few cells and the yeast will stress out trying to multiply and can throw off unwanted esters. Pitching too much yeast can affect flavor development. Making yeast starters using stir plates can help you gain control of cell pitching rates.
Wort aeration before pitching is critical as brewing yeast needs oxygen to begin the building and multiplying process. Too little oxygen in the wort can impact flavor, fermentation time, and ester production. Using a wort aeration system from Eastern Shores Brewing Supplies can help ensure your yeast gets the proper amount of oxygen and you produce great beer.