Lacto from grain
  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
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    I'm shooting from the hip here. I've read a little and listened a bit... Let's grow some lactobacillus! 15g of DME into 200ml of water for a slightly weaker than usual starter wort. Boiled it. "Cooling" it down to around 100F. Gonna drop it a bit of uncrushed grain and hope for the best.
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  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
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    This just looks like a bad idea, but some people are getting good results. We shall see.
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  • ThymThym
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    as long as the grain is fresh and relatively free of contaminants you should be able to get a good culture off the grain.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    i've had great luck getting a clean lacto ( :-/ ) culture from letting unboiled wort ferment. it was tasty.
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  • JerryJerry
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    Mashing temps do a nice job of.killing almost everything and sparing the lacto.
  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
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    Cool, thanks guys. I'll let this one roll and if it goes south I'll try a mash.
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  • JerryJerry
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    Cool, thanks guys. I'll let this one roll and if it goes south I'll try a mash.



    The easy way it to just set aside a few cups when you're already brewing.
    Or you could try doing what you did but adding the grain at ~150f.
  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
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    Nothing so far besides a vague, almost acetic smell. I'm dumping it. I might check it with a ph strip before it toss it.
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