Yeast Distiller

Minimum Graduate from ITI

Not required

The tasks a Yeast Maker is expected to perform include:

Producing the yeast required in the fermentation of mash used in the production of distilled and malt liquors

Weighing out the prescribed quantity of barley, rye or other grain meal

Dumping it into a measured quantity of water heated to a specific temperature in a special wooden vat

Mixing the grain and water, using an agitator

Cooking the mixture by admitting steam into the coils, in a vat

Cooling the mash by running cold water through the cooling coils in the vat

Pouring the prepared yeast solution or culture into the mixture and stirring it with an agitator

Regulating the temperature of the fermenting mash by running hot or cold water through the coils in the vat

Ascertaining the specific gravity and acid content of the mash by using a hydrometer

Performing simple chemical tests on the mash

Separating the yeast from the liquor by means of a centrifugal separator or filter press

Drawing off the yeast from the fermentation tanks by a suction pump or by skimming

Knowledge of production processes and quality control

Skilled in handling and managing valves and agitators

Knowledge of the criticality of temperature on the final product quality

Skilled in cooling techniques

Skilled in performing chemical tests

Basic knowledge of the entire process of manufacturing malt liquors

Knowledge of all the ingredients and the process of making yeast

Equipped in using equipment like hydrometer, suction pump, etc.

Not applicable



Team player


It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

For freshers - INR 6,000 to INR 12,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Food Industry in India

According to IBEF, the Indian food industry is poised for huge growth, increasing its contribution to the world food trade every year. In India, the food sector has emerged as a high-profit sector. The role of the Indian government has been instrumental in the growth and development of the industry. The Indian food and grocery market is the world?s sixth largest, with retail contributing 70 per cent of the sales. It is projected to grow at the rate of 104 per cent, touching US$ 482 billion by 2020.

India is set to become a ?regional hubfor malt production as beer demand in emerging markets is growing at twice the rate of developed markets. India has the second-biggest malt production capacity in Asia. The Indian beer industry is growing at 15% per annum. Though we have thrived on large players in the beer making process like the UB Group, the culture of micro brewing is a trend that is quickly catching up. Brewing/Malting is an un-touched segment with an increase in the demand for breweries in the country and there is immense demand for trained professionals. Therefore, the career of a Yeast Maker has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in the coming years.

Liquor distilleries

Fresh beer cafes

Alcohol companies

Cities and towns across India