Man skulle ju gärna vara nykter, men man kan ju inte alltid vara nykter.
It seems like my yeast growing has been successful. Last night the starter had a fat kreusen and today it has gone down. Hopefully the yeast is healthy and clean.
When I went to check out my 300 ml yeast starter today, 2 days after making it, I could see clear signs of fermentation including kreusen and Co2. I decided to dump it all into aprox. 1 liter of starter wort.
Now it sits on my stirplate and according to mr. malty yeast pitching calculator I will not need to step it up from here to make a batch of 1.060 beer which is about what I’m planning to brew.
Here’s a picture of the small starter. (I’ll upload one with the big starter when I can see signs of fermentation.)
After roughly 16h there’s a fair amount of yeast on the bottom of my glass jar.
A couple weeks ago at a competition in Uppsala (Belgoträffen ’13) I bought a jar/slant of yeast from the head brewer at Slottskällans bryggeri. He was selling a couple of different strains from his own yeast collection. Here’s a link to his company: http://www.saccharolicious.com
I bought a strained named Trappist O which is supposed to be the Orval yeast strain.
I made a starter following the instructions on his website (I ended up with a little bit less wort) and now I’m waiting for some action.
A couple hours later there was not a lot of activity. But hey, that small amount of yeast may not show a lot of bang.
My plans for this yeast is to pitch it into 5 kg pilsner malt, 200 gr sugar, 25 ibus of fuggles. Or something like that!