June Meeting: Yeast Best Practices, Propagation and More with Nina Houts from Imperial Yeast!

Date: Monday June 14th, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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This month we have Nina Houts from Imperial Yeast to talk to us about yeast propagation, yeast handling best practices, a virtual tour and more!

As with any conference call, please mute your microphone if you aren't speaking, this really helps cut down on background noise. During Q&A segments we will make use of the "Raise Hand" feature.

Meeting Schedule

  • Style of the Month: 7:30 PM
  • Club Announcements: ~8:00 PM
  • Presentation: 8:05 PM – Yeast Best Practices, Propagation and More!
  • Social Time: ~8:45-10:00 PM

Presentation: Yeast Best Practices, Propagation and More with Nina Houts from Imperial Yeast!

We are excited to have Nina Houts from Imperial Yeast with us this month to give us a virtual tour of their propagation process and facilities, discuss best practices for yeast handling and more! Nina Houts is a Sales Representative for Imperial Yeast - East Coast in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to dedicating herself to helping brewers of all scales produce great beer, she gained her boots-on experience in the Portland, OR craft beer industry through brewing & production roles at Base Camp Brewing and Hopworks Urban Brewery. She has since traded in her XtraTufs (but not her overalls; she still lives in those) in favor of slinging yeast, and has enjoyed the deep dive into learning more about fermentation. When she is not talking about yeast, Nina is likely on her bicycle and exploring the crispy lager options of the Philadelphia beer scene.

Imperial Yeast was founded in 2014 with a desire to provide brewers of all scales with world class yeast and the best possible customer and technical support. With locations in Portland, OR and Philadelphia, PA, we are dedicated to high quality liquid yeast at proper pitch rates, with education to help commercial and homebrewers brew great beer

Style Of The Month: Fruit Beers & Spice, Herb and Vegetable

Returning this month, after a bit of a hiatus, is Emily Elizabeth Storey with the BJCP Style Of The Month. This month, Emily dives deep into all the fruits and vegetables that we put in our beers, including Fruit beers (BJCP Categories 29A, 29B, 29C, PRX3, PRX4) and the Spice, Herb and Vegetable beer category (BJCP Categories 30A, 30B, 30C), and will provide a brief presentation on the style and offer some prime examples.