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Re: Growing up an alien wild yeast from scratch
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2010, 08:53:09 AM »
lurking and watching from the stands as a very curious and excited spectator...  (here and BBB)

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Re: Growing up an alien wild yeast from scratch
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2010, 09:19:57 AM »
Ok all you followers of alien wild yeasties...updated photo. I turned off the stir plate and
now you can see those little round colonies...kind of...thru the condensate.  The chunks
around the outside periphy are pieces of hop cones. The yeast/brett is settling out and
when It does, I will try to remember post taste notes...
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Re: Growing up an alien wild yeast from scratch
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2010, 09:22:45 AM »
All this tends to make me want to do a 3 gallon trial beer for the 1st go round....

...or even a one gallon.  :-\
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Re: Growing up an alien wild yeast from scratch
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2010, 09:51:16 AM »
All this tends to make me want to do a 3 gallon trial beer for the 1st go round....

...or even a one gallon.  :-\
This becomes my chance to do a brew in a bag...thing....ahhhhh....the hobby kicks in.....
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Re: Growing up an alien wild yeast from scratch
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2010, 10:13:32 AM »
Update;
Starter activity has ceased and I tasted the liquid despite my apprehension.
Oxygen for sure...dang it...But beyond that,
It is fruity ....some unknown...apricot ...pluot...plum...mangoish.

To me nailing it down is this, It tastes like chanterelle mushrooms smell....  


and that is NOT a bad thing.
I put those other fruit words up there for those of you that have not had the chanterelle experience.
Finish is light and as if It has some carbonation...tho it does NOT.

Next iteration is a 3 gallon beer I hope.
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Re: Growing up an alien wild yeast from scratch
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2010, 11:08:32 AM »
very cool!

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Re: Growing up an alien wild yeast from scratch
« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2010, 11:26:44 PM »
How much yeast sediment are you seeing at the bottom of the container?
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Re: Growing up an alien wild yeast from scratch
« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2010, 07:21:59 AM »
How much yeast sediment are you seeing at the bottom of the container?
one thousand words on the question Tom
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Seems like I have this  much when I grow up a smack pack....BTW, that is a 1/2 gallon Jar.
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Re: Growing up an alien wild yeast from scratch
« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2010, 09:01:18 AM »
That looks great.  I can't wait to hear how the batch turns out.
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Re: Growing up an alien wild yeast from scratch
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2010, 02:47:21 PM »
That looks great.  I can't wait to hear how the batch turns out.

me either! that is so cool. I have been wanting to capture some wild yeasts for a while now. I live just over the way from Somona county where Russian River makes some awefully tasty wild brews and am curious about my local flora (fauna? is there an 'F' word for micro-organisms?)
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Re: Growing up an alien wild yeast from scratch
« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2010, 03:05:04 PM »
That looks great.  I can't wait to hear how the batch turns out.

me either! that is so cool. I have been wanting to capture some wild yeasts for a while now. I live just over the way from Somona county where Russian River makes some awefully tasty wild brews and am curious about my local flora (fauna? is there an 'F' word for micro-organisms?)
The word for microorganisms is an 'm' word: microorganisms :)

You can also use microflora, microfauna, microbiota etc.  But someone could come up with pedantic reasons why those words aren't exactly accurate.
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Re: Growing up an alien wild yeast from scratch
« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2010, 03:50:37 PM »
The word for microorganisms is an 'm' word: microorganisms :)

You can also use microflora, microfauna, microbiota etc.  But someone could come up with pedantic reasons why those words aren't exactly accurate.

damn pedants. They're not plants and they're not animals we need a new 'F' word!
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Re: Growing up an alien wild yeast from scratch
« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2010, 04:04:58 PM »
forganisms?
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Re: Growing up an alien wild yeast from scratch
« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2010, 04:07:49 PM »
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Re: Growing up an alien wild yeast from scratch
« Reply #29 on: November 05, 2010, 04:10:24 PM »
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