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RJS 06-01-2012 10:35 PM

Capturing Wild Yeast: Kauai
 
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Well, i made 12 gallons of The Pious Westvleteren 12 clone from i cant remember who.

Put 11 gallons down with #1762 and set aside a gallon, open to the air for 3 days. Its fermenting pretty good...

TimTrone 06-01-2012 10:46 PM

Sweet! I'm interested in how this turns out. Good luck, and kudos for trying something different

daksin 06-01-2012 10:58 PM

Cool.

SeattleMatt 06-02-2012 12:02 AM

Is/was it next to a window or just on the counter? I've wanted to try this but I'm too afraid. Do you plan on plating/slanting the yeast to try to isolate healthy colonies?

RJS 06-02-2012 01:07 AM

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Originally Posted by SeattleMatt (Post 4136760)
Is/was it next to a window or just on the counter? I've wanted to try this but I'm too afraid. Do you plan on plating/slanting the yeast to try to isolate healthy colonies?

Next to a window that got direct trade winds.

No need to fear anything about the brewing process.

I plan, if it taste's ok, on collecting.

lgilmore 06-02-2012 01:36 AM

Hope it's turns out for you. Gotta say, I visited your lovey lsland a couple summers ago, can't wait to come back. A simply beautiful place.

RJS 06-02-2012 04:14 AM

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Originally Posted by lgilmore (Post 4136942)
Hope it's turns out for you. Gotta say, I visited your lovey lsland a couple summers ago, can't wait to come back. A simply beautiful place.

Thanks for the kind words. So far the beer smells fine.

RJS 06-18-2012 04:04 AM

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Ok, well its finished and taste's like sour fruit.

Phase 2: Start barrel Project

Going to make 25 gallons of stout, with the wild yeast, then age it. Should be a fun project.

MaynardX 06-18-2012 04:06 AM

This sounds awesome. Please let us know as soon as you know! Subscribed!

RJS 06-23-2012 04:27 AM

Barrel Project 2011
 
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Well, going with barrels isnt always that easy, and some barrels take some work to prepare. Unfortunately our barrels have dried out and need to swell again.

First, its time to check how loose the rings got. Find a good tool and keep it forever, the monks have had this barrel wedge since the beginning. I had to go to each ring and fit it back on with a few good whacks on each side. Then we find a nice place in the brewhouse and shim. I will let this barrel swell for two weeks. There are some nice leaks but should go away fairly quickly...


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