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Posted in thread: Do you prefer brewing existing recipes or building your own? on 09-27-2013 at 09:25 PM
I usually go with a recipe that I've crafted myself. However, I will read a ton of other
recipes and read up on that beer style so I'm going in somewhat informed.This is pretty much
what I do as well.
Posted in thread: Pellicle Photo Collection on 03-26-2013 at 06:15 PM
I'd say wild yeast is yeast that was obtained from some non laboratory source.
Posted in thread: Pellicle Photo Collection on 03-01-2013 at 07:50 PM
During primary fermentation it is going to be expelling a lot of gas, you really don't have to
worry much about anything getting in against the tide.
Posted in thread: Pellicle Photo Collection on 03-01-2013 at 05:43 PM
I am about to start a Brett cider in a three gallon earthen crock. It's glazed ( non lead) and
has a lid. My question is, will this be a viable option for primary with such a wide mouth?It
has a lid i...
Posted in thread: Anyone culture or "capture" Brett or Sacc from wood? on 11-29-2012 at 07:26 PM
RAM - Mold is definitely a concern, is there any way to avoid it?Avoiding mold is pretty easy,
just like acetic acid bacteria, mold needs oxygen to grow. Keep oxygen out of the equation and
Posted in thread: Pellicle Photo Collection on 11-13-2012 at 06:27 PM
When I tried the beer after it was fermented, it had a very weird, slightly unpleasant
aftertaste I attributed to the wild yeast. It only went down to 1.026, but I mashed at 160 to
ensure lots of food...
Posted in thread: Pellicle Photo Collection on 11-13-2012 at 04:54 PM
Interesting. I did a spontaneous ferment for this one. Left it in the boil kettle overnight
next to some rose bushes with cheesecloth covering the opening so maybe that's the driver here.
Posted in thread: Pellicle Photo Collection on 11-09-2012 at 03:37 PM
No idea but it looks just like mine.Barooze, I harvested a wild yeast from grapes and it made a
pellicle like yours, I'm fairly sure it's a type of brettanomyces.
Posted in thread: Pellicle Photo Collection on 11-08-2012 at 08:27 PM
Spontaneously fermented with wild yeast for a month, then pitched a starter made from JP
Calabaza and a Flanders Brown dregs. This has been aging for 6 months.The dregs from the Brown
obviously had al...
Posted in thread: Pellicle Photo Collection on 10-26-2012 at 05:51 PM
I'm pretty sure that campden tabs/sulfites do kill bacteria.