Fermentation Symposium—Part II A New Type of Bioreactor Employing Immobilized Yeast.
Hsu, W.-P. and Bernstein, L.
A new type of bioreactor that uses brewer’s yeast
strains immobilized in a calcium alginate gel has been developed. This
bioreactor permits rapid batch production of beer or ale using any yeast
strain. The system can be used with almost any conventional fermenting
tank. The method for producing yeast beads and the factors influencing
the activity of the beads are described, and the advantages to the
brewer in using this bioreactor are discussed.
Keywords: Accelerated fermentation,
Fermenter, Yeast beads