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09/23/07 09:47 AM  
Innoculating one brew with another...
Is it enough to add a little bit of aged bug beer (maybe 4-8 oz.) to another beer in order to innoculate it? Do certain yeasts/bacterias settle while others remain in suspension in the aged beer? I'm trying to accumulate as many bugs and what not as possible into one beer which I can then use to innoculate others. So far it contains bugs from the Lambic blend from wyeast and recultured dregs from a Fantome, and I am about to add the dregs of a Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus and an Oud Beersel Framboise. I have another beer which used the WL sour blend and some cantillon dregs that I'd also like to add, but no sure if those bugs would make a home in the other beer if I just wine-thiefed some off the top and then added to the other...
Al B
09/24/07 01:17 PM  
Re: Innoculating one brew with another...
You don't need alot of aged beer in infect another, but depending on the age, some bugs can be missed if sampled off the top (such as Pediococcus, I tend to think). Also, to complicate things, population shifts are likely.

I really like the infected woodchip in that respect, not a fail-safe method either, but removing a few chips from one batch to another I think is a good way accomplish yer goal.

Al Beersel

09/25/07 08:53 AM  
Re: Innoculating one brew with another...
That I can do.. I have some extra chips I could add to the beer I want to get bugs from..but don't most wood chips sit on the top anyway? I suppose after letting them sit a bit they abosrb more of the bacteria as opposed to just taking some of the top....
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