I’m pinch hitting for this month’s Fermentation Friday.
It’s time to start thinking about the new year, and I’d like to take the opportunity to reflect on starting a new beer. Specifically, the yeast. There are dozens of ways to inoculate your beer, and I’m sure everyone has some story behind their method. Are you a smack-packer, a pitchable vial user, a dry yeast re-hydrator, or do you let nature take it’s course? Do you make a starter, or do you pitch from the package? Do you cultivate your own strain of yeast that you salvaged from some special bottle smuggled from some distant land? Is there any dogma attached to your methods, or do you go where the wind carries you?
Please share by the last Friday of the month, December 26th. Don’t let November happen to you – post early and post often!
11 thoughts on “December's Fermentation Friday Topic”
So, how is it that we haven’t talked about yeast yet? Great choice!
smack pack with a starter if I do 10 gallons.
I’d like to try reusing yeast from the bottom of the carbouy but just haven’t gotten around to it…call me lazy
Lets get this rolling. I’ve posted the BB2 contribution.
Thanks Adam, I’ve posted mine as well.
Thanks for host Andy,
Here is my post.
Thanks for hosting! Here’s our contribution:
Here is my post about fun with yeast
Thank you all, happy holidays
Here’s my post… Thanks for filling my shoes! Merry Christmas…
My post for the topic http://geistbear.blogware.com/blog/_archives/2008/12/26/4036306.html
It’s even a few minutes late in my timezone, but my post is up at http://www.lifewithbeer.com/home-brewing/a-yeasting-we-will-go.html.