I love Jolly Pumpkin's beers. So I thought 'hey, why not grow up some of Ron's critters and pitch em' into my beer?'. I took the dregs from a bottle of Bam bier and step cultured it to a 1 L starter. Aside from sour mashes, this was my first experience with the wild things and didn't really know what to expect. The starter was obviously rich with Saccharomyces
, as well as the Dexter, MI beasties. It tasted great. A lot like, well.. Bam. So I brewed up a Belgian-esque pale and pitched with the Bam starter and a packet of re-hydrated Nottingham.
The results... If you boiled 1 very old and very stale goat in 5 gallons of a$$ sweat for 3 hours, and then filtered it through 30 lbs of horse manure you might come close.
Think I'll keg it keep it around to dispense as a novelty. Anyone interested in a beer swap?