Last Activity:10-12-2007 8:32 PM
Posted in thread: Carl Griffith's 1847 Oregon Trail Sourdough Starter on 10-13-2007 at 02:37 AM
Zoebisch01,I've made two things with my starter so far. A batch of pancakes after the initial
burst of life, and a pizza dough after a few weeks of refrigerator life. The flavor that I've
Posted in thread: Carl Griffith's 1847 Oregon Trail Sourdough Starter on 10-07-2007 at 03:56 PM
Melana,It smells sour? Did it froth up or anything, because a sour smell from a sourdough
starter (unless you used milk) usually indicates that it is working... If there is space, add a
half cup of fl...
Posted in thread: Carl Griffith's 1847 Oregon Trail Sourdough Starter on 10-05-2007 at 11:32 PM
Melana,How long has it been? What kind of flour did you use? Around what temperature is it
where your yeast is? Have you been shaking it up a little once and a while? It shouldn't take
more than a few...
Posted in thread: when using two yeasts????????????? on 10-04-2007 at 12:44 AM
I don't brew beer, generally only cider, but the advice is cross applicable...I would recommend
buying a set of 3-5 1 gallon jugs along with the appropriate airlocks for experiments. I
actually end up...
Posted in thread: Smelly fermentation... on 10-03-2007 at 10:59 PM
That, and the byproducts of the fermentation will all create varying levels of stink,
especially at the beginning. The Montrachet yeast is REALLY awful about stink, but all of them,
in addition to the...
Posted in thread: First test on 10-02-2007 at 03:28 AM
Nobody ever accused homebrewers, who often amuse their buddies with yeast-induced flatulence
stories, of being particularly classy! ;)
Posted in thread: First test on 10-02-2007 at 01:33 AM
Anytime anybody uses improvised equipment for small batches the question comes up...EDIT: I
should mention that I am not saying that YOU are a teenager making hooch. I can clearly tell
you are not. I ...
Posted in thread: First test on 10-02-2007 at 01:19 AM
Yes, it will work. It looks to folks around here like a teenager is trying to make hooch, but
it will work. We don't like teens making hooch. Anything longer than a few months of time in
the bottle an...
Posted in thread: Carl Griffith's 1847 Oregon Trail Sourdough Starter on 09-30-2007 at 10:17 PM
Well, the stuff came the other day, and I have to say, I'm impressed. It started faster than
any other sourdough starter I've tried, and it smells amazing. I'm going to make a batch of
pancakes with i...
Posted in thread: Where do ya'll buy your cider? on 09-27-2007 at 12:49 AM
If you use a live yeast cake from another fermentation you might be able to use cider with
preservatives, I'm currently fermenting such a batch, and it has gone fine so far. Very active.
It will be a ...