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  • Posted in thread: Howto: Capture Wild Yeast on 03-20-2009 at 10:50 PM
    So I tried the wild yeast capturing thing with DME wort where in Salt Lake. It seems to be
    working, albeit slowly. I'll be scaling up soon and brewing with it next weekend. One strange
    thing though, i...

  • Posted in thread: Using molds in beer. on 03-19-2009 at 07:38 PM
    An interesting experiment may be to try to infect barley with the koji mold, then make a
    beer/sake using the barley but with sake techniques. That way you would get some of the koji
    flavors in the bev...

  • Posted in thread: Using molds in beer. on 03-19-2009 at 05:58 PM
    So I infected four pounds of wheat malt with koji rice a couple days ago. Cooked the wheat,
    cooled to ~130 F and mixed in the koji rice in a bucket. The mold appears to be spreading but
    it smells funk...

  • Posted in thread: Kegging a Wild Brew on 03-18-2009 at 06:58 PM
    Hello,Thanks for the input.Is anyone kegging their wildbrews? To date I have bottled them.I am
    leery to keg to prevent contamination of future batches of non-wild beer.I suppose I could
    dedicate a keg...

  • Posted in thread: Howto: Capture Wild Yeast on 03-16-2009 at 05:28 PM
    Ok - I moved the 25ml starter to the 150ml. Upon doing so it smelled just like the slant, tart,
    fruity and maybe a bit sour.I'm not seeing much of the typical yeast action. In the 150ml I
    have some se...

  • Posted in thread: Howto: Capture Wild Yeast on 03-13-2009 at 10:16 PM
    Damn it!! - You made me go sniff the jar 4 times. :cross:It smells a little like nail polish,
    fruity and tart. I think the polish smell is the alcohol that coming up. Would have never
    thought of nail ...

  • Posted in thread: Schizosaccharomyces pombe on 03-13-2009 at 05:50 PM
    Maybe try the typical "fast sour beer method". Ferment with saccharomyces cerevisiae as normal.
    Then drop in the Schizosaccharomyces pombe. You could drop it in before the normal yeast fully
    attenuate...

  • Posted in thread: Using molds in beer. on 03-13-2009 at 05:47 PM
    Well I fermented my first AG batch in a paint bucket, identical to the ones they sell at
    homebrew shops except the lid fits a lot more losely, so air and mold got in. I still bottled
    and drank it, it ...

  • Posted in thread: Howto: Capture Wild Yeast on 03-12-2009 at 09:07 PM
    Adding hops wouldn't be a bad idea, hmmm....Seconded.++

  • Posted in thread: Howto: Capture Wild Yeast on 03-12-2009 at 09:05 PM
    Before i started brewing beer, I used to make mead, cider, and cyser (half mead/half cider)
    from wild yeasts. I used to leave honey-water out in a bowl under some cheesecloth, until it
    got foamy. Then...

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