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Did he brew beer also? If so he may have been making Malted Cider 50/50 beer wort and Apple juice. Or it may have simply been Apple juice and using a bakers yeast that lended a slight bready flavor to be similar to a beer malt taste. Or even a spontaneous fermentation from juiced apples. Did you have an Apple tree? Using a foil cover works really well ...


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The standard wisdom I've seen is, as mentioned, that glass and metal "should" be fine but plastic is much more prone to scratching, making it a concern. Brett has a reputation of being very resilient and being able to survive in small nooks and crannies of your equipment, waiting to infect future batches regardless of how well you may try to sanitize it. I ...


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The ferm times were about the same. What was different was the taste. An UNBELIEVABLE difference. It really doesn't taste like the same beer. You really wouldn't know it was the same beer in fact. I preferred the 04, but many did prefer the 05. Anyway, I use the brews now to show folks the difference yeast makes as most don't really consider it as important ...



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