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Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-29-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Biobrewer
About to brew some 1 gallon batches this weekend...

About to brew some 1 gallon batches this weekend using these 6 strains from Crooked Stave along with another 4 other strains (1 brett, 3 "clean"), and in the starters I've been raising from colonies,...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-29-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By Biobrewer
Oh yeah, that's definitely true. Intra-species...

Oh yeah, that's definitely true. Intra-species variation of Brettanomyces is just as high as Saccharomyces. For a project of mine, I have been isolating an insane number of Brettanomyces strains...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-29-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,224
Posted By Biobrewer
You're right, he doesn't exclude it. Also, it's...

You're right, he doesn't exclude it. Also, it's not about proving or disproving any person's post. I was simply indicating that I used Wyeast 1056, and added apricots/Pedio/Lacto and after 6...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-29-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,224
Posted By Biobrewer
Lol. Please though, post that source if you find...

Lol. Please though, post that source if you find it. I'd be interested to read/listen to the rationale and how that can occur given the pathway. Not saying it isn't possible. There may be some...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-29-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,224
Posted By Biobrewer
I've heard both of those interviews posted from...

I've heard both of those interviews posted from individuals on Reddit. I did re-scan them to the parts where he discusses the relevant topics. He absolutely does touch on Brettanomyces and...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-29-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,224
Posted By Biobrewer
After a month... very. After three, definitely...

After a month... very. After three, definitely still active. I've used old yeast like that stored under lower alcohol beer and had no issues. Also, it definitely doesn't take three months to get...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-28-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,224
Posted By Biobrewer
Interesting. I read a lot about yeast, primarily...

Interesting. I read a lot about yeast, primarily scientific litereature, and I've never heard that. Well, here's my source for my claim:
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Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-28-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,224
Posted By Biobrewer
I'm not sure I'm rationalizing anything. It's a...

I'm not sure I'm rationalizing anything. It's a scientific fact the Saccharomyces cerevisiae produce the necessary enzymes to reduce diacetyl.

I pasteurize the fruit and, given the fact that none...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-28-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,224
Posted By Biobrewer
All Saccharomyces cerevisiae, like all humans,...

All Saccharomyces cerevisiae, like all humans, were not created equal. I would bet that some strains are better at cleaning up than others as a function of how much of the necessary enzymes are...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-28-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,224
Posted By Biobrewer
I made 10 gallons of an all citra Wheat beer (12...

I made 10 gallons of an all citra Wheat beer (12 lbs. wheat malt, 8 lbs. 2 row, 1.5 lbs caravienne) at 25 IBU and OG 1.059. Fermented with 1056, and then took 5 gallons of it and added 6 lbs of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-23-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,826
Posted By Biobrewer
Just out of curiosity, what is supposed to be the...

Just out of curiosity, what is supposed to be the benefit of refrigerating first? Do you have a source that says it's beneficial? I only ask because I am a biological scientist in my day job and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-23-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,826
Posted By Biobrewer
Just out of curiosity, what is supposed to be the...

Just out of curiosity, what is supposed to be the benefit of refrigerating first? Do you have a source that says it's beneficial? I only ask because I am a biological scientist in my day job and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-23-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,826
Posted By Biobrewer
Personally, I'm not sure what this achieves. Do...

Personally, I'm not sure what this achieves. Do you have a source for why this might be done? If I'm freezing something, I'll go straight to the freezer. I know a lot of people who do cryo, and...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-23-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,895
Posted By Biobrewer
I got 2 very noticeably different colonies from...

I got 2 very noticeably different colonies from the Surrette and Hop Savant, but this makes me want to take the Surette and Vieille plates back out and let them keep growing, and see if I can get...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-23-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 31
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Posted By Biobrewer
Placing them at -20 C will give you a relatively...

Placing them at -20 C will give you a relatively slow freeze, certainly slower than a "rapid" freeze in something like liquid nitrogen, but not too slow as to cause cell damage. Freezing by placing...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-22-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,826
Posted By Biobrewer
Well, I do 1 mL stocks in which I take colonies...

Well, I do 1 mL stocks in which I take colonies off of a plate and mix it with 1 mL sterile filtered 20% glycerol in a sterile cryovial. When I put them in the freezer, I invert back and forth...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-22-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,826
Posted By Biobrewer
It appears as though it is a manual defrost. ...

It appears as though it is a manual defrost. Interesting. I usually have no issues keeping my cell stocks in suspension before they freeze. Maybe a good shake will keep everything in suspension.
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Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-22-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,895
Posted By Biobrewer
I recently pulled out 6 different strains,...

I recently pulled out 6 different strains, identified by colony morphology, from 4 Crooked Stave beers: Hop Savant (2), St. Bretta (1), Surette (2) and Vieille (1). Currently in the throws of running...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-22-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,826
Posted By Biobrewer
It appears as though you are getting yeast...

It appears as though you are getting yeast settling in your vial. How are you storing these? In your normal freezer? Just a word of advice: most freezers are auto-defrost and go through warming...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-22-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,904
Posted By Biobrewer
For sure. I wasn't saying you are trying to bash...

For sure. I wasn't saying you are trying to bash ECY. Sorry for the misunderstanding. I just noticed the "This sounds like t[he] real deal, not the ECY which flocs out crystal clear and does not...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-03-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,585
Posted By Biobrewer
http://www.themadfermentationist.com/2013/09/brett...

http://www.themadfermentationist.com/2013/09/brettanomyces-custerianus-100-and.html

It was just posted the other week. Seems like a great strain!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-01-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By Biobrewer
You may have some "wild" yeast in there, but it...

You may have some "wild" yeast in there, but it may not be suitable for brewing. If you were drinking out of the containers, there is probably a bunch of Candida albicans from your saliva, along...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-01-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By Biobrewer
Everything white on that surface looks like mold,...

Everything white on that surface looks like mold, not sure about the brown stuff, maybe just something from the starter itself. There is a good chance you have a ton of mold, a good amount of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-30-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By Biobrewer
This could be a result of either lack of...

This could be a result of either lack of fermentation temperature control and/or by under pitching yeast. Check out this guide to off flavors. This may help your friend with their problem:
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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-29-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 637
Posted By Biobrewer
I completely agree. The manufacturers all...

I completely agree. The manufacturers all indicate that rehydration is the proper way to use dry yeast, and ensures a higher viability at pitch time compared to pitching dry.

Cheers!
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