Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wild (Yeast) Man

One thing leads to another.  
I read an article in the NY Times about yeast wintering over in the bellies of bees.
Tom falls in love with a beer from Bell's called The Wild One.
The Wild One becomes hard to find.
They seldom brew it.  Why?
Because it's open fermented with wild yeast.
Wait.  What?  You can do that?
Where do you get this wild yeast?
Everywhere, it seems, in the summer.
(Thanks, bees!)
And so...
Tom is harvesting wild yeast from whatever sweet smelling places he can find.
Next: Wild Beer.

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