Fermenters -- Day 5
Day 5 So far: Kahm-covered oak leaves began fermenting after 1 day, raisins and apple peels after 2 days. Malt extract was already fermenting when I began the experiment and has made an excellent fermented beverage already. Liquid from kahm-covered oak leaves, raisins and apple peels and kvass have all been transferred to plastic bottle to carbonate and continue fermenting.
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1. Kefir grains in apple juice. Looks like they are beginning to ferment.

2. Raisins, apple peel and lemon Second to begin fermentation after 2 days. I put some of the liquid from the jar into a covered bottle to finish its fermentation.

3. Kahm-covered oak leaves. First to ferment after 1 day, now carbonating in plastic soda pop bottle.

4. Potato water -- still doesn't appear to be fermenting, but there's a thin layer of something on the top. Not fuzzy, like mold, not fizzy, like yeast. Perhaps it is starch, rising to the top?

5 Kvass -- it didn't appear to be doing anything but there was a small fizz pop when I opened the bottle to check on it, so it is coming along.

6 Malt extract, gone and drunk, was excellent

7 Peaches (added to experiment on day 3) fermenting strongly, will transfer to bottle. Comes in second after kahm-covered oak leaves, tying with raisins and apples and moldy hay for the length of time to start fermenting from wild yeast.

8 Moldy hay (added to experiment on day 3) fermenting strongly, will transfer to bottle. Comes in second after kahm-covered oak leaves, tying with raisins and apples and peaches for the length of time to start fermenting from wild yeast. I note two things about moldy hay: (1) It is the only source of airborne yeast so far that would lend itself to being sent in the mail to someone and (2) the mold looked exactly like the mold in blue cheese.

9 Dandelions. I put some dandelions in sugar water and added them to the experiment because they look pretty and I want to make a page on all the things you can do with dandelions, even though I don't know of anything that says they're any good at being a source of wild yeast.
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Wild Fermentation by Sandor Katz.
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Truly Cultured Rejuvenating Taste, Health and Community With Naturally Fermented Foods by Nancy Bentley

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