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  1. manoaction

    Collecting Wild Yeast

    In the simplest of terms, beer fermentation consists of yeast converting simple sugars into alcohol. There are versions of this process happening all over the world, to all sorts of sugars, by innumerable strains of yeast. What this means for you, is that your local homebrew shop isn't the only...
  2. manoaction

    Collecting Wild Yeast

    In the simplest of terms, beer fermentation consists of yeast converting simple sugars into alcohol. There are versions of this process happening all over the world, to all sorts of sugars, by innumerable strains of yeast. What this means for you, is that your local homebrew shop isn't the only...
  3. Dana

    Kiwi wine using wild yeast

    I'm planning on making some kiwi wine and was wondering if there was way to do it with the wild yeast on the fruit itself. initially I was planning on skinning them first and use some yeast but I couldn't buy any (anything alcohol related is illegal here). -So my question is, is it possible to...
  4. G

    Catching wild yeast with just plain sugar

    I've been catching and growing cultures of yeast for some time now, using mashed/blended fruit and letting it sit outside. However, I've just recently asked myself if I could just forget about the whole fruit pulp business and just boil sugary water (with easy to ferment sugar like glucose or...
  5. Dale Owen

    Am I wild or crazy?

    I saw this video where these fellas fermented a beer with a log. So, I'm a total yeast guy when it comes to brewing and I check it out. That seemed interesting enough, but looking around on the interweb I came across information on wild yeast on certain fruits and then I came across kveik and...
  6. B

    Mold in Wild Cider - help!

    Hi all, After a successful first go at cider-making using store-bought juice and Montrachet yeast, I decided to try a wild fermentation using apples picked from a local orchard. I washed, then juiced the apples and had a very active primary fermentation, and after 5 days, when it was still...
  7. drpepper517

    On the right track with wild yeast?

    What's up guys and gals? About two weeks ago I tossed some grapes and a couple leaves into some starter to catch something wild. There were signs of fermentation and I let it go 12 days, saw visible sediment at the bottom of the mason jar. It smelled and tasted pretty pretty good, a little...
  8. drpepper517

    Wild Capture Lacto?

    Hey all- new to the site but I've been homebrewing for a bit now, from Tel Aviv if you ever want good beer around here, come say hi! My question is this: I mostly followed this guy's post on how to capture wild yeast. mutedog.beer/blog/how-to-harvest-wild-yeast/ We have a huge outdoor market...
  9. DrGarbonzo

    yeast rafts?

    Hey, just looking for a confirmation on yeast rafts vs mold here. Day 3 since brewing, slight airlock activity and signs of what is likely yeast “dust” down the sides. Are some wild yeasts top-feeding? I harvested the yeast from my yard, so I’m expecting it to have some trouble but would rather...
  10. DrGarbonzo

    yeast smell stuck in nose? anyone else experience this

    Anyone ever get a particularly pungent yeast strain smell "stuck" in their nose/ mouth? I smelled my starter of wild yeast harvest starter yesterday and then when I smelled two different carboys and drank a separate beer, all of them smelled like the pungent starter! It was strange enough that...
  11. JP Smajda

    Wild/ Open Fermentation concerns

    Goal: A Cyzer using fresh pressed, local, organically grown apples and wild yeast. Concern #1: I have picked up some unwanted yeast and potentially mold spores in storage Concern #2: I am wasting my time trying to capture wild yeast when it is 30-50ºF outside Details: I have several Bushels...
  12. HerbivorousBrewer

    Wild yeast always sour?

    Hi guys, I've heard that one way to make a sour beer is to collect wild yeast by putting a jar of wort under a tree (still trying to figure out how to do this in Minnesota winter... indoor plants?). I'm curious if doing this will always result in a sour beer, or if sometimes you can collect...
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