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Posted in thread: Using fresh Hallertau hops on 09-15-2014 at 03:00 PM
How did this turn out? I recently consumed an undried hallertauer hop and it was crazy potent
compared to undried cascade and some other fresh hops I've consumed. It made me curious about
how a wet ho...
Posted in thread: Wild yeast from blueberries? on 09-07-2014 at 08:38 PM
I have since successfully harvested wild yeast from dates, cherries, juniper berries, wild
grapes, and raw honey. I've been so successful in harvesting such excellent wild yeasts that
I've yet to purc...
Posted in thread: Do you prefer brewing existing recipes or building your own? on 09-27-2013 at 08:25 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 05:15 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.