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Old 02-24-2013, 03:29 PM   #1
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Has anyone in the Hill Country attempted collecting wild yeast? I'm curious what might be in the air, if it's worth trying, or if everything out there is so god-awful that it's not worth sacrificing a 1/2 pint of wort.



 
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:48 PM   #2
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Has anyone in the Hill Country attempted collecting wild yeast? I'm curious what might be in the air, if it's worth trying, or if everything out there is so god-awful that it's not worth sacrificing a 1/2 pint of wort.
Jester King does it. I love Jester King beers, so I'd say give it a try...



 
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:02 AM   #3
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I just recently discovered Jester King. I'll have to look in to that, thanks for the tip.

 
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:46 PM   #4
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I tried on the Ft Worth side of DFW. While I did grow some really cool looking blue mold, it was nothing I'd brew with. That was in the spring. I'll try again in the fall.
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:33 PM   #5
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Out of curiosity, how would one go about doing that? Besides, getting far away from the city.
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There are a few threads on it. Considering my results, probably best to look at those.

I mixed luke warm water and extra light DME in a wide jar. The extra light to not get too much flavor from the DME. I added a few hop pellets too after reading they could discourage undesirables from taking hold. Then I folded and tied some cheese cloth over the mouth with string. It's got to be very tight to keep ants and such out. This went on a stool under a tree. After about a week, I had white skin looking mold with fuzz on it. There was a green hue to it as well.

My next attempt was the same but for two weeks. That's when I got the blue mold. There were these salt crystal looking things too. Nothing that looked like the pictures online.


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