Kale?

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Kale?

Post by billythekid » Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:24 pm

I went to start a brand new, first time, kale / sugar wash ferment. Had the sugar, had the Red Star baking yeast, forgot the kale.

Found a can of spinach and pressed it through a strainer, but only got 250 ml of liquid. Put that in and looked around the kitchen. Found extra virgin olive oil and remembered reading something about it being a yeast nutrient. Dipped a skewer, gave it a shake, and dipped what remained of the olive oil coating into the wash. Dropped in the SS airstone for a bit, and pitched 50g of the yeast.

Within a 1/2 hour my hybridized wrong recipe was bubbling along. That was yesterday. As of now, it's still bubbling about every 5 seconds or so, but, as they say, the proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Bill

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Re: Kale?

Post by gaza the instructor » Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:39 pm

Sounds ok to me. But I am just Gaza the Magnificent Instructor
who knows nothing. :lol:
Spinach has loads of goodies in it, look at Popeye :mrgreen:
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Re: Kale?

Post by Easydrinker » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:36 pm

Yeasties will make the most of any nutrient!
As you have found.
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Re: Kale?

Post by Curmudgeon » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:37 am

You can add more of something later if you need or want to. It sounds good for now.
Slowly slowly, catchy funky

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Re: Kale?

Post by Mash » Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:19 am

billythekid wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:24 pm

.........Found a can of spinach and pressed it through a strainer, but only got 250 ml of liquid. .........
Bill
Very ingenious & interesting I am sure it will work.
What did it say on the tin.... 'in water' or 'in brine' ?

FYI its the B vitamins in the olive oil that the yeast like. You sometimes, not always fine a bit left behind.
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Re: Kale?

Post by billythekid » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:54 pm

Mash wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:19 am
billythekid wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:24 pm

.........Found a can of spinach and pressed it through a strainer, but only got 250 ml of liquid. .........
Bill
Very ingenious & interesting I am sure it will work.
What did it say on the tin.... 'in water' or 'in brine' ?

FYI its the B vitamins in the olive oil that the yeast like. You sometimes, not always fine a bit left behind.
The label prominently states "Water and Natural Sea Salt". I have noticed this spinach tastes less salty than other brands that seem to use table salt.

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Re: Kale?

Post by Mash » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:26 am

It will be interesting to see in the slat passes through the still.
There was some talk about using salt in a still to improve efficiency.. lest see eh!
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