Our 4th Quarter Challenge – Spontaneous Fermentation. Here is a synopsis of our discussions regarding the parameters of the challenge.
Fourth quarter challenge, Open or spontaneous fermentation.
I guess my thoughts are a wild fermentation not collected from a cultured sample. I realize that may not necessarily be that spontaneous. Snagging a bee and dunking him in wort may not be a spontaneous infection but I would consider it a spontaneous action. In discussions last night I think we considered any fermentation that wasn’t pulled from a bottle. If it comes from the air, a flower, an insect, you’re pet ( you get the picture) it’s legal. You can’t use dregs from a bottle of “wild fermented” beer.
— Steve McDonald