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Old 10-14-2013, 04:58 AM   #1
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Default farmhouse cider... graff? yeast ranching with benefits.

Just transferred our WLP670 peach saison. I want to store and reuse the yeast cake, since it has been 'customized' with my new brett blend. I stored a bit in a mason jar in the fridge, but as a back-up I have made a one gallon batch of "farmhouse graff"

I had a bit of left over sterling hops, so I made a 20 minute mini boil with some gold DME. I then took my tiny wort and poured it into a gallon jug with my farmhouse yeast cake and some apple cider.

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No bitterness from the hops in sample. Perhaps not enough or not long enough boil. Tasted good either way!

Hopefully this will allow me to store and reuse that cake in a month or two, and hopefully get a nice wild cider along the way!

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We shall see....

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Old 10-15-2013, 05:22 AM   #2
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Sounds interesting! Keep us updated.

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Agreed...funky graff sounds delicious.

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Ok. Taste tested last night.
It is quite sour. Sour in a good way. There are no bacteria in this yeast to my knowledge. I have carefully sanitized along each step, so believe this strain to be only: brett lambicus, brett brux, and WLP670 saison/brett blend.

The flavor is funk and sour apple with a boozy nose. Im not picking up anything from the hops.

Next go will be more DME and a bit more hops.

Not bottled yet. I will be using this graff to store my yeast cake for a month or two.

I'll update later on how it evolves.

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