Yeast Resources

Info for breweries and home brewers

Imperial Yeast aims to achieve the best possible customer and technical support in the industry, whether you are a homebrewer that makes 5 gallons a year or a professional brewer making 50,000 BBLs a year, feel free to give us a shout anytime.

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  • How to open and pitch home brew yeast pouches.

    The best way to open and pitch the Imperial Organic Yeast Pitch Right home brew pouches.
    1. Store refrigerated until ready to pitch.

    2. Shake and knead pouch to homogenize slurry.

    3. Sanitize the sealed pouch.

    4. Open and pitch entire contents into the well-aerated wort.

Home Brewer Educational Video Series

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Frequently Asked Questions


1. Why Do You Recommend Pitching Cold? [0:26 - 1:18]

2. My Pouch Is Inflated, Is My Yeast Ok? [1:19 - 1:57]

3. What If My Yeast Is Frozen? [1:58 - 2:24]

4. What If My Yeast Expires? [2:25 - 3:12]

Find answers to more of your questions on our Yeast Resource FAQ page

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Basic Home Brewing Terminology

Learn the Terms

1. Attenuation [0:25 - 1:39]

2. Flocculation [1:40 - 2:35]

3. Alcohol Tolerance [2:36 - 3:32]

4. Temperature [3:33 - 4:47]

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Pitching Yeast

Pitching Imperial

Your first time pitching Imperial is exciting! We’ll provide you with the tools and skills needed to Pitch Right!

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Building a Yeast Starter

Build a Yeast Starter

Learn how to increase the viability of your yeast cell count to achieve the desired pitch rate.

1. Why would I build a starter and what equipment do I need? [0:22 - 1:05]

2. How to Build a Starter? [1:06 - 3:18]

Use our Pitch Rate Calculator to help determine if building a starter is necessary.

Forced Fermentation

Do Your Own Test

A forced fermentation test is an important technique for any home brewer. We'll teach you when a forced fermentation test is needed and how to accomplish it.

Wort Stability Test

Test Your Cleanliness

All it takes is a simple test to determine the quality of your sanitation practices. Watch and learn how to perform a wort stability test in just a few steps.

Diacetyl Force Test

What's That Smell?

The fermentation process produces sweet, sweet beer. It also produces other biproducts that can make your beer not so awesome. Learn about those compounds, how to identify and test for them and what to do next.