1921RE: [Distillers] yeast propagation
- Mar 6 2:04 PMHey Dick, thanks for the support, I agree, as a Homebrew Retailer, if
everybody was trying to do their washes as CHEAPLY AS THEIR CHEAP POCKETS
will allow, then what the hell am i doing here. The cost of using the
materials from my shop will produce an excellent quality spirit, at 1/4 to
1/3 of normal retail for any given commercially brewed item, and as we all
are aware, a bloody site CLEANER than the commercial crap.
SO SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL RETAILER OR HE MAY NOT BE THERE TO ASSIST WITH ADVICE
(which incidentally, is free)AND AN EVER INCREASING RANGE OF NEW PRODUCTS.
Pete Sayers Brewers Barn
From: Dick [mailto:dick@...]
Sent: Tuesday, 6 March 2001 12:32
Subject: Re: [Distillers] yeast propagation
Doesn't the same argument apply here as I've heard against home-
brewers propagating yeast - if we don't buy yeast from the people who are
prepared to sell us good yeasts then they'll stop supplying & then we'll
no decent yeasts available. Just a thought !!
From a brewing/wort preparation point of view I'm a firm believer in
having a decent starter - for a 25l wash pitch with at least 4l of an ACTIVE
yeast solution, make sure the yeast you want gets a good start and
eliminates any wild yeast that is trying to get started. Mind you, I've
had any problem with turbo yeast - other than when I added it to an already
fermenting wort - it foamed up all over the place within 2/3 minutes.
Searching another aspect of micro spore propagation on the Net
(magic mushrooms I think !!) I understand spore/yeast propagation beyond a
3rd generation runs the risk of noticeable mutation, from our point of view
consequences could be increased production of higher alcohols/fusel oils.
Anyone any further comments ??
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