Fermentation and Home Brewing


Symma Eisner

The process of brewing beer is actually fermentation in a batch reactor. Many home brewers know what the steps are to making a beer, but do they know why these steps work? Perhaps knowledge of the fermentation process could lead to a better beer.

Basic Ingredients-

1. Yeast

2. Sugar

3. Malt

4. Water

Favorable Environmental and Nutritional Conditions-

1. Sanitation

2. Temperature

3. pH and Osmotic Pressure

4. Oxygen

Last update: 12/09/94