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What is wild yeast? I hear it can ruin my production yeast.



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Wild yeast is an uncontrolled, non-deliberate yeast that contaminates the production yeast during fermentation, generally when the production yeast is in contact with air. Wild yeast contamination can absolutely ruin the production yeast. Acid washing does nothing to kill wild yeast (though it kills bacteria, thus helping minimize bacterial contamination), and because there is no way to remove the wild yeast, the production yeast has to be thrown away. Wild yeast contamination can cause hazy, oddly flavored beer, and can reduce your production numbers as well, so it's not recommended that you move forward with a contaminated production yeast.        

Sep 1, 2016

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