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Posted in thread: Anyone want to trade Wild ales? on 10-20-2012 at 09:37 PM
So my first foray into brewing with wild yeast has had its ups and downs. I kept my wort too
hot so I have minimal flavor from my fresh cascade hops. I just bottled and am concerned the
Posted in thread: Wild Yeast Pitched, Have Questions on 09-27-2012 at 12:49 AM
I cultured off a peach. I just dropped the peach into the wort and let it go in a starter.
...One more bug, did you use hops in your wort? I did with mine.
Posted in thread: Wild Yeast Pitched, Have Questions on 09-26-2012 at 08:11 PM
You definitely need to check both taste and gravity. The wild culture I have has some form of
fermenting yeast along with some bacteria and brett. It seems stable after a few weeks but it
is a diacety...
Posted in thread: Anyone want to trade Wild ales? on 09-26-2012 at 03:49 AM
First Wild Yeast Pitch Ever: Amber Extract, fresh Cascade hops, and Wild Sacc. cultivated from
juniper berries. It's probably going to be pretty hoppy as the hops stayed at a higher temp
longer than I...
Posted in thread: Wild Yeast Pitched, Have Questions on 09-26-2012 at 03:19 AM
Posted in thread: Wild Yeast Pitched, Have Questions on 09-25-2012 at 02:35 PM
A friend and I cultivated some sacc from juniper berries. This is my first attempt using wild
yeast. I made a small 3 L batch using amber extract and some fresh cascade hops. I also made a
control 2 g...
Posted in thread: Looking For Answers to Q's regarding yeast collection exploits on 09-17-2012 at 07:40 PM
Still no action. Do you think density could be an issue? It is pretty thick with malt extract
Posted in thread: Looking For Answers to Q's regarding yeast collection exploits on 09-16-2012 at 05:29 PM
Q2: Nope, yeast + wort + aeration should do it. You could add some yeast nutrients (zinc), but
it's not necessary at all...My main concern right now is aeration. How long should I wait
before I should...
Posted in thread: Looking For Answers to Q's regarding yeast collection exploits on 09-16-2012 at 05:27 PM
Were you just checking the liquid or was there any material at the bottom you could have
checked? In those small amounts of extract, there's not much sugar and everything in your
sample is fighting fo...
Posted in thread: Looking For Answers to Q's regarding yeast collection exploits on 09-16-2012 at 05:01 PM
This past month a microbiologist friend and I were working on collecting wild yeast. We pulled
samples from juniper berries, plums from my tree, and from the wild.We set up multiple petrie
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