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Yeast Experiments (not a recipe)


Rather than rewriting my source code to enable posts to be affiliated with something other than a recipe, I'm just creating this topic as if it were a recipe. The posts affiliated with this topic have to do with my ongoing yeast experiments -- yeast washing, capturing wild yeast, blending yeast strains, and anything else yeast-related.

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Update on the rose hips strains: Not good. The yellowish looking one ended up being really unpleasantly funky, like decomposing jockstrap wine. The krausen sa. . . . . [view full post]
Just re-plated three separate colonies from the krausen plate, labeled WSP002-K1, -K2, and -K3. Unfortunately, right before doing so, the krausen plate slipped. . . . . [view full post]
I just took another sample from the "A" bottle, as it has maintained a healthy looking krausen for a few days now. To collect this one, I just dipped the inocu. . . . . [view full post]
The re-plating of the yeast appears to have been a success, as there was no mold on the new plate, and the yeast appeared to be uniform in coloration and growth. . . . . [view full post]
The floating rose hips have become rafts of mold, so I think I plated these samples just before it would have been hard to avoid getting mold throughout. I jus. . . . . [view full post]
The wort in the rose hips jugs has started forming some kind of bacterial-looking mass near the surface, and it's producing a pleasantly sour smell, with some h. . . . . [view full post]
I don't have any pictures yet, but I decided to try to harvest some wild yeast from rose hips. If anything comes of it, I'll update.. . . . . [view full post]
Though this isn't really a yeast experiment, per se, I did a sour mash with the spent grain after brewing the Tepache Ale on March 25. I had planned to use it . . . . . [view full post]
This is a starter that has the dregs of Lindemans Gueuze Cuvée René, which were pitched on March 18, about two weeks ago. It had a much more vigorous sac. . . . . [view full post]


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