It’s been a while since we’ve updated this site, but we’ve been busy making beer, bread, pickles, and … sausage (but we’re not changing our logo to reflect our new passion for ground pork products).
Why, even this afternoon we made our first venture into the wild world of home yeast propagation, with our first yeast starter! Following the directions in the back of Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer’s Brewing Classic Styles, we made the starter pictured below using White Labs’ California Ale Yeast (WLP001) and some dry malt extract we had laying about the Estates. After giving the cells a chance to multiply by the tens of billions (hope we’ve got the counterspace), we’ll use the yeast to make a porter later this weekend.
And yes, that is a snazzy new 2000ml Erlenmeyer flask. We’re so excited!