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Re: Ultimate Homebrew.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 16:05
by RokDok
Just been into the shed where the Wildings are.
Here's a pic of what the wild beer looks like - this was started by putting half a pint of the wild fermenting cider into it.

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A good thick layer of powdery yeast on it, smells quite pleasant. There is a little patch of blue- possibly like some of the mold you get in blue cheese. A couple of years ago at the festival there was a scientist form Brewlab in Sunderland- he took a sample of some of my wild cider and looked at it under the microscope- there were several different yeast in it and it seems that they all play some role in getting a sugary liquid to one which is alcoholic/

It's down to 1036 in just over 2 weeks so I'm very pleased with that, frankly I think I'll leave it to January to bottle- I tend to leave the cider the same amount of time.

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Taste : Well , the right organisms are doing their job, it smells gentle - like a ripe soft cheese. It's sweet but with a decent amount of hop bitterness coming through, none of the grassiness that you might associate with fresh hop. So it's going in the right direction. Yay.

Re: Ultimate Homebrew.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 21:42
by Dave1970
Great work mate, be good to see how it turns out :thumb:

Re: Ultimate Homebrew.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 23:58
by HTH1975
Homebrew taken to the N’th degree - love it. Interesting use of cider yeast in beer, some low FGs too. How does the low FG work out with the body of the beer?