Wild Yeast Beer Brewing with Booth’s Homebrewing – BeerSmith Podcast #71

by Brad Smith on December 19, 2013 · 0 comments

Francis Booth and Leslie Deppert from Booth’s Brewing join me this week to talk about making beer with wild yeast. Wild and native yeasts are used in many Belgian styles, and Francis and Leslie share their experience brewing beer at high temperature with wild yeast.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (39:21)

  • Francis Booth, the founder of Booth’s Brewing Homebrew shop and Leslie Deppert from Booth’s Brewing and the brewmaster for ESB Brewing join me this week to talk about brewing with wild yeast.
  • Francis discusses how they got started brewing with local wild yeast strains and how they harvested them.
  • Leslie explains why a home brewer might want to try brewing with wild yeast.
  • Francis and Leslie discuss developing a started and some considerations when working with wild yeasts
  • We discuss how to handle infection and why it is important to separate plastic equipment when working with wild yeasts.
  • Leslie provides some pointers on fermenting wild yeast
  • Francis talks a bit about open fermentation and fermenting outside
  • Leslie tells us about some of the beers she has brewed so far using wild yeast
  • They both share their thoughts on some brews they intend to try next
  • Francis tells us about his home brew supply shop, Booth’s Brewing
  • Leslie and Francis talk about their newest business, ESB brewing, which is a small brewery and tasting room they will be opening early next year.
  • They both offer closing thoughts on brewing with wild yeasts.

Thanks to Francis Booth and Leslie Deppert for appearing on the show and also to you for listening!

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