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Thursday, April 14, 2011

who is fermenting today?

a budding ginger bug for ginger beer (no bubbles yet)



the beginnings of a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) for kombucha



the wild yeast starter, nearly a month old now, working its magic on some dough

7 comments:

  1. I'll bet you did really well in chemistry.

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  2. My red ale will be ready to bottle on Saturday. :)

    Then a batch of stout, or maybe IPA, haven't decided yet.

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  3. Ahh that's so awesome. I still haven't sprung for a basic brewing kit yet. I'm trying to decide if I should just go the plastic buckets route or get a carbuncle. What do you do?

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  4. I have a hybrid of those. My primary fermenter is food grade 10 gallon plastic bucket, but my secondary is a 6 gallon all-glass (read super heavy) carboy. I may upgrade from the plastic bucket at some point, but it is awfully convenient at the moment. I'm not sure how well a glass carboy would do as a primary although I'm sure it could be done. Might be tough to keep happy during vigorous fermentation.

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  5. Hahaha. Uhhh...I was trying to think of the name for those big glass containers. How I came up with carbuncle instead, I'm not really sure. A carboy is definitely better than a carbuncle any day.

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  6. Yeah, I was giggling, but I knew what you meant.

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