Yeast propaganda

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:

I bought a strained named Trappist O which is supposed to be the Orval yeast strain.



Trappist O


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.

Liten förkulturPhoto taken directly after pitch and shake… (the stuff you see in the small jar is the agar that the yeast grew on).

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!



National home brew day.

This weekend it’s the national home brew day. Shbf encourage all the Swedish home brewers to gather around one recipe and brew it together with another home brewer or a someone new to home brewing.

The recipe this year is for a irish red. I’m not sure if I will brew it since my schedule is pretty tight with all the brews in need to get done before nationals. Hopefully a lot of other brewers will make some irish red though!