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Posted in thread: Wild Yeast Wrangling -- What do I Have? on 07-04-2011 at 07:35 PM
Yeah, that would be it. I'm interested in the brown/orange things. They don't look like any
yeast I've seen, which is why I am wondering what it is. I've been looking around online for
pics and I can'...
Posted in thread: Wild Yeast Wrangling -- What do I Have? on 07-04-2011 at 01:26 PM
I've been doing this for at least a month now, with little success. This time, I took a few
extra precautions and used DME/agar mix.I looked at the sample this morning and I don't really
see anything ...
Posted in thread: Starting my First Sample -- A Few Questions on 05-24-2011 at 05:53 PM
Just got both your messages (browser seems to be buggy or something). I'll keep this in mind in
the future. I've posted an update to this thread of what I've got so far. Things seem to be
going well s...
Posted in thread: Starting my First Sample -- A Few Questions (Update) on 05-24-2011 at 02:02 AM
You don't need hops for a starter.The idea is to weed out any unwanted bacteria that might
still be lurking in the colony and any brett -- also to influence flavor. Yes, might sound
noobish, but from ...
Posted in thread: Starting my First Sample -- A Few Questions (Update) on 05-23-2011 at 11:10 PM
Well, I poured my first agar plate a few days ago (with the help from a friend) and it turned
out beautiful! A lot better than I expected. We are going to pour two more generations (the 2nd
Posted in thread: Starting my First Sample -- A Few Questions on 05-16-2011 at 09:10 PM
if you don't have DME or hops, what are you going to do with the yeast? :)The idea is that I
will have an initial "catcher jar" and let it grow until I get yeast. Then I will take the
yeast from the j...
Posted in thread: Starting my First Sample -- A Few Questions on 05-16-2011 at 05:56 PM
Hello, this is my first time trying to capture wild yeast and I had a few questions...A bit of
background to procedures first:I am using a mason jar (as suggested by the wiki) and practiced
Posted in thread: Belgian Strong Dark Ale - Cloyingly Sweet out of Primary on 05-09-2011 at 02:56 PM
Well, fermentation's pretty much complete - the yeast's just cleaning things up now. I've got
it sitting in the freezer around 68dF, because my home tends to get pretty warm in the
Posted in thread: Pellicle Photo Collection on 05-09-2011 at 02:43 PM
when i racked off the blueberries a week after i saw this growth, the SG was like 1.001 and has
since dropped to .9998 - lowest i've ever seen. Holy hell! that's the most amazing thing I have
Posted in thread: Much lower OG than expected on 05-09-2011 at 11:03 AM
Yes! Do 60 min for your mash. Also, keep a brewing schedule with you to not miss any steps and
keep track of time to know where you are at.