I calculated the O.G. at 1.096 3 quarts of wild plum juice from our tree 2 quarts of Light clover local honey ....I mean light! 1 Lb of Jaggery and 2 quarts of water Yeast nutrients Pectic Enzyme and Lalvin Bourgovin RC 212
Only gonna make a couple gallons but I did not want to waste the plum harvest since SHMBO did not really get it together to make jelly like we usually do.
Edit: It's In the fermenter. Pitched 3 packs of dry yeast rehydrated in warm water got a LONG lag it seems like...slow to launch
Well this seasonal is back on the shelves here and dang I like this beer. I will stock up on it and hoard it because the season will soon be gone. I dig the flavor of the Sterling Hops in this beer. Recommend if you have it available in your vicinity. all ten of my thumbs point skyward
I have hops that I got from Hops Direct they are this year's crop all are leaf hops. I packaged the unwanted portions back in vacuum packs by rolling the original mylar and sliding the rolls into a tube of vacuum seal food saver. I would venture a conservative guess that each original mylar bag was only open for 20 minutes max...resealed and placed into the freezer.
I have about a half pound of each of these variatels vac packed in half pound packages way too many for my brew year
Sterling Columbus Hallertau (GR) ...I guess that means german imported.... Cluster
Please consider a swap with me if you have any fresh hops to part with I prefer leaf or plug commercial grown.
anybody done this or have a process that works well?? I have a culture that I want to try to build up to beer fermentation levels It is on the stir plate and I have been slowly trying to build the numbers of yeasties by doubling the pitch rates over and over...cept I got side lined and forgot to proceed and the yeast sat a long time in the fridge....I am trying to give it a start again..we will see...I have minimal activity in a quart of starter wert.
Rotten little bizatches. I know from wence they came and am working on the problem...but dang I did not want, need, nor ask for this ....grrrrr. Little cellophane jars of beer with pencil lead holes sittin around trapping flies.... And I just started an Ale fermenting from brewday yesterday....fingers crossed