During our Quality Control program we document all of our yeast and bacteria strains which includes taking pictures of each strain under the microscope. We thought you may like to see the little guys creating our beers!
Spontaneously Captured Mixed Culture #1
At 200x magnification
And at 900x magnification
As you can see from the picture above there is a mix of different micro organisms at play in this culture.
Now this is an interesting yeast! Not only do they create alcohol and C02, but they create lactic acid while doing so. So basically they can not only ferment a beer but also sour it! Until recently this type of yeasts existences was thought to be a myth. Currently in brewing, bacteria such as Lactobacillus and Pediococcus which would be used to produce lactic acid. These types of yeasts can be game changers due to the fact that we won’t have to use these bacteria in some beers to produce that lovely sour beer flavor.
Another very interesting yeast. It has the ability to ferment about 70% of the sugars while imparting a nice fruity sweet flavor. Although it shares the name Saccharomyces which is brewers yeast, it is a very different type of yeast. It also makes for a great yeast to use Brettanomyces in secondary fermentation.
Mud King(wild mixed culture) – Provided by DeWayne with Kveik World Order