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Old 06-01-2013, 02:57 PM   #71
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update:

All three of my 1 gallon test batches are fermenting nicely.. I made a 1.044OG wort with some Hallertau at 60 mins Thursday night and pitched at a little over 70F. They are being stored at 65 to 68F right now.

They were starting to form krausen yesterday but this morning they are going nicely.

pictures to come later today. In a few weeks I should be able to crash them, force some carbonation and do some tasting. Excited!



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Old 06-03-2013, 05:05 PM   #72
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update:

All three of my 1 gallon test batches are fermenting nicely.. I made a 1.044OG wort with some Hallertau at 60 mins Thursday night and pitched at a little over 70F. They are being stored at 65 to 68F right now.

They were starting to form krausen yesterday but this morning they are going nicely.

pictures to come later today. In a few weeks I should be able to crash them, force some carbonation and do some tasting. Excited!
I'm stoked for this.


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well.. after a month of being in the 1G fermentors I had very little attenuation... like <5%. Definitely not yeast that is good for beer making. Will make attempt #2 next year and each year after that until I catch something worthwile.

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Old 06-26-2013, 06:21 AM   #74
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well.. after a month of being in the 1G fermentors I had very little attenuation... like <5%. Definitely not yeast that is good for beer making. Will make attempt #2 next year and each year after that until I catch something worthwile.
Sorry to hear it. Don't give up! Mine did 83% and 87.5% on the two beers I made with it so far. Tastes great as well, though a pretty bitter finish for so low of ibus.

It's worth giving it another go!
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I'll never give up.. just going to have to try again. Waiting till spring next year. I'm hoping to have a microscope by then.

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You don't necessarily have to wait until spring. You can take the yeast straight from some fruit without having to leave the wort open to the air. Not sure yet if this will result in good yeast or not. I just tried it with cherries from our back yard. I did my usual technique; starter with 50% grapefruit juice. Poured this into six jars and dropped a cherry into each. 5 of them look foul. 1 of them, however, formed a nice krauesen and looked like a normal fermentation. It's still early on, but I'll see what this results in.

Anyway, point being, even if it's warm, you can try again using fruit to innoculate. I can't say if it will give good results or not this early on, however.

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Any updates? Tried collection any more?

My cherry experiment is going well. Stepped one of them up a few times and the resulting starter tastes quite nice.

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Planning to make a new attempt soon. The weather is starting to get right again.

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Planning to make a new attempt soon. The weather is starting to get right again.
Cool. Let us know how it goes.


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