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Old 04-07-2012, 07:50 AM   #1
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Which sour beers are good to harvest yeast from. My favorites include Supplication, Duchess, Cascade Kreik, and those with a true sourness.

Here's a thread with some great ones listed. I have Hansenns Kreik on my counter...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f127/com...ations-297082/

 
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:38 AM   #2
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I've had really good success just pitching dregs of commercial sours into an already fermenting beer as opposed to harvesting and building it up.

Russian River and Jolly Pumpkin have been the best dregs in my short experience. I've done 3 1gallon sour beers where I've pitched dregs and have gotten great results. In the end you'll have built up a good bank of bugs that you can harvest from te fermenter, plus you have beer to drink!
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:46 PM   #3
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The mad fermentationist has a good post that lists all the commonly available ones. Don't have the link in front of me.

edit: found it:
http://www.themadfermentationist.com...tle-dregs.html

 
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:21 PM   #4
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Which sour beers are good to harvest yeast from. My favorites include Supplication, Duchess, Cascade Kreik, and those with a true sourness.

Here's a thread with some great ones listed. I have Hansenns Kreik on my counter...
i don't think the thread attached
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:00 PM   #5
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I've had really good success just pitching dregs of commercial sours into an already fermenting beer as opposed to harvesting and building it up.

Russian River and Jolly Pumpkin have been the best dregs in my short experience. I've done 3 1gallon sour beers where I've pitched dregs and have gotten great results. In the end you'll have built up a good bank of bugs that you can harvest from te fermenter, plus you have beer to drink!
Im doing the same thing, i brewed 1 gal. and pitched dregs from sanctification. its been a week and and its still fermenting actively. how long till yours was ready to bottle or drink? im gonna rack it to a secondary on top of apricots

 
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:19 PM   #6
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JP dregs are awesome. Spring Chicken- are you saying that duchesse is a favorite sour, or a favorite yeast to harvest- as we haven't had any luck with duchesse or vichtenar, even though duchesse says 100 percent natural and non pasteurized- has anyone been able to raise duchesse?
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:41 PM   #7
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The mad fermentationist has a good post that lists all the commonly available ones. Don't have the link in front of me.

edit: found it:
http://www.themadfermentationist.com...tle-dregs.html
If anyone wants to add or dispute any of the entries on the list please do. It is hard to keep up with the huge number of sours coming onto the market these days.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:13 PM   #8
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oldsock, i noticed you don't have any brouwerij verhaeghe beers on your list- is that just from them not being verified, or have you tried with duchesse, to no avail? i'm wondering if i should try again - or maybe even try to get some of their other beers...
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:46 PM   #9
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JP dregs are awesome. Spring Chicken- are you saying that duchesse is a favorite sour, or a favorite yeast to harvest- as we haven't had any luck with duchesse or vichtenar, even though duchesse says 100 percent natural and non pasteurized- has anyone been able to raise duchesse?
I was just listing the beers that I'd like to emulate. My favorites.

 
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:00 PM   #10
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Spearko, Duchesse has alot of sweetness to it. Not sure if the dregs are viable. Are there dregs? Could be sterile filtered.

 
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