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A Wild Ferment, and how to

silvertipgrizzsilvertipgrizz Posts: 1,792 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited March 6 in Ferments


  • judsoncarroll4judsoncarroll4 Posts: 3,403 admin

    On interesting point about this is that probably don't actually need yeast - wild flowers, fruit and leaves are often covered in wild yeast!

  • Denise GrantDenise Grant Posts: 1,699 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pascal Baudar is amazing. Its been about two years I have followed his writings and recipes

  • silvertipgrizzsilvertipgrizz Posts: 1,792 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Denise Grant I think he has a book listed on Amz

  • annbeck62annbeck62 Posts: 392 ✭✭✭

    I have his book. It is very inspiring

  • HassenaHassena Posts: 311 ✭✭✭

    Love his book. Inspired me to try ginger beer making and mead like a viking.

    The ginger beer isn't alcoholic, we start with our ginger bug and ferment for flavors.

    I did make a batch of hard cider using just our honey and the ginger bug as a starter.

    I look forward to exploring more beverages 🥂

    Thanks for sharing this recipe @silvertipgrizz

  • TaveTave Posts: 537 ✭✭✭✭

    Grapes are in season here, so I decided to ferment some wine. I tried it when it was still soda, and it was awesome.

    Then I forgot about it. One midnight the sound of what I thought was someone trying to break in woke me up. My bottle had exploded, and fizzing grape juice was everywhere. Oh well. I should probably wait until I have an airlock.

  • judsoncarroll4judsoncarroll4 Posts: 3,403 admin

    That is a mistake we all make... once! You can put a balloon or rubber glove over the mouth of the jug if you don't have an airlock.

  • TaveTave Posts: 537 ✭✭✭✭

    I had heard of using a balloon and forgot about it. I will do that next time. Thanks.

  • silvertipgrizzsilvertipgrizz Posts: 1,792 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Tave With most of my ferments I use a coffee filter and a rubber band to prevent that problem, and of course the potential knats, and so I can gauge the progress by simply smelling through the filter. I'm going to start using either linen scraps or cheese cloth esp for the things that will need to ferment a little longer. I hope it didn't make too big a mess for you..what a pain, ask me how I know 😕

  • TaveTave Posts: 537 ✭✭✭✭

    @silvertipgrizz I'm very good at making a mess. 😂 I have some airlocks on order but, thanks to COVID, it will be a couple more months before I can get them. I wish I had remembered about balloons before the explosion.

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