Wild yeast

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Wild yeast

Post: #282093 Zech
Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:10 pm

I seem to have caught some wild yeast :cheers: I've tried before, with no luck, and this time was by accident, of course. I'd soaked some pieces of crab apple in elderflower cordial for use in a cake, and kept the apple/elderflower syrup in a jar (not knowing what to do with it, but not wanting to throw it out either). It's now bubbling and smelling quite alcoholic.

That means I have four yeast strains living in my kitchen now: Tame bread yeast fed with flour (sourdough starter), tame bread yeast fed with malt extract (last used to make mugwort ale), tame wine yeast fed with blackberry juice and sugar (not sure it's still alive, actually), and now wild yeast, currently being fed with sugar. I'm not sure what to do with them all, but I feel this is getting a bit out of hand!
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Re: Wild yeast

Post: #282094 MKG
Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:31 pm

Start a zoo.

Yiou already have the Gyu, also known as the Wildeyeest. You can move on to the other Yeast African species later.
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Re: Wild yeast

Post: #282095 Odsox
Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:58 pm

Wild Hartiyeest makes a very good sourdough bread I believe.
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Re: Wild yeast

Post: #282133 MKG
Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:59 pm

Well, we tried, Tony :lol: :lol:
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Re: Wild yeast

Post: #282139 Zech
Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:12 pm

You two are very daft :lol:
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