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Posted in thread: All-grain setup needed for wild fermenting? on 01-12-2013 at 01:46 PM
Maybe it would be more practical then to get some wheat malt extract, and do this fermentation
in a simple container to get an idea of how this would play out.
Posted in thread: All-grain setup needed for wild fermenting? on 01-12-2013 at 04:44 AM
1) You never know what you are going to get with wild yeast. Most people who try it, make small
starters first to see whether it will attenuate sufficiently, and find out what it smells and
Posted in thread: All-grain setup needed for wild fermenting? on 01-11-2013 at 03:56 AM
You don't steep the hops. After you steep(mash) the grain and rinse(sparge) them you bring the
wort to a boil and add hops then.Thanks for the correction!
Posted in thread: All-grain setup needed for wild fermenting? on 01-10-2013 at 11:20 PM
I'm patient...I haven't fermented any kind of alcohol yet but I do have experience with other
ferments (sauerkraut, hot sauce, sourdough).I will heed the advice to make other styles of beer
while I'm ...
Posted in thread: All-grain setup needed for wild fermenting? on 01-10-2013 at 09:34 PM
Sanitation is still a must. Basic brewing practices are a must.You can brew sours with
extract.I can't seem to figure out why you would 'hone' your craft on a beer that takes at
least a year to see re...
Posted in thread: All-grain setup needed for wild fermenting? on 01-10-2013 at 06:26 PM
I'm not afraid to experience failures and have the patience of a German Monk :).I'm not looking
for instant gratification either. I want to learn. I don't see why I shouldn't start on the
wild side, i...
Posted in thread: Post-apocalyptic brewing (no CO2, no bottle caps) on 01-10-2013 at 03:52 PM
Wouldn't the lacto-bacteria in the wild-ferment generate the CO2? Old-fashioned soda, and I'm
talking the stuff before Coca-Cola was carbonated by the lactic bacteria that ate the sugar and
Posted in thread: All-grain setup needed for wild fermenting? on 01-10-2013 at 03:46 PM
I'm totally new to beer brewing and decided that I want to try dabbling with wild-fermented
beers before creating lab created beer :cross:.My understanding is that we don't have to worry
Posted in thread: Bock style beers...how did the German Monks do it? on 01-10-2013 at 04:52 AM
Here's an article that discusses how the doppelbock style came about. It doesn't get to how
they came to use things such as decoctions, but has some interesting facts nonetheless: for
the link :rocki...
Posted in thread: Bock style beers...how did the German Monks do it? on 01-09-2013 at 11:36 PM
Don't worry you're not discouraging me! It makes me wonder though if they were wild fermenting
their beer, what the original bock beers tasted like. The story of the Monks sending the Pope
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