Y1 - Yeast and fermentation foundation
  • Y1 - Yeast and fermentation foundation

Y1 - Yeast and fermentation foundation


Improve your basic understanding of yeast and its functioning during fermentation to help you make top-end fermented products.

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Whether or not you are making wine, spirits or any other alcoholic beverage, it all starts with fermentation. This course lays the foundation for you to understand the basics of yeast and its functioning during fermentation. With this gained knowledge you would be able to make more informed decisions related to yeast selection and fixing problems related to fermentation.

Master principle:

• Foundation understanding of yeast and fermentation. 

Course contents:
  • Introduction
  • The history of yeast
  • Yeast biology
    • Yeats classification
    • Yeast cell anatomy
    • Yeast genetics
    • Reproduction
    • Yeats metabolism
    • Enzymes
  • Fermentation
    • Yeast growth phases
    • Fermentation biochemistry
    • Determining the alcohol potential
    • Factors influencing fermentation
    • Malolactic fermentation
    • Fermentors
    • Fermentation safety
  • Aromas and flavours
    • Congeners/secondary metabolites
    • Congener promoters
  • Yeast strains
    • Choosing the right strain
    • General recommendations
    • Wild yeast
  • Yeast handling
    • Avoid contamination
    • Rehydration
    • Yeast harvesting
    • Yeast storage
    • Documenting and labelling
  • Trouble shooting stuck fermentations
    • Confirmation
    • Factors to consider and how to resolve them
Receipt of your payment will confirm your seat reservation for the course. Please note our terms and conditions for training when cancelling a course. 

Course fee includes:

  • Course material
  • Consumables used during the course
  • Use of laboratory equipment during the course
  • Refreshments during course (tea, coffee, cool drink, bottled water)
  • Light lunch (Please inform us of any special dietary requirements)


Starts at 07:30 for 8:00 until approximately 15h00 with lunch at 12h00

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