Monday, April 18, 2011

Wild... Captured!

I recently posted about my experiment in capturing wild yeast for brewing purposes. Well, after only a week I have a REALLY nice colony of yeast going in a 200 mL starter. I combined the yeast samples from all three jars into a new sterile jar with a new, higher gravity wort. This afternoon I looked at it to check progress and was happy to see a nice little krausen forming on the top, bubbling away, smelling deliciously wild. I decided to taste it and was excited instantly for the beer I will be able to produce with this. It's tart, with a slight coffee flavor and an abundance of wild feel to it. Now I'm just going to let this guy do it's thing a bit longer and then throw it in the fridge until brewday. Stay tuned.

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