Eureka, its time to announce some changes. First, I would like to announce that Eureka Brewing Yeast (EBY) strains will be replaced by Eureka Yeast Lab (EYL) strains as lots of people mixed up my strains with the ones offered by East Coast Yeast (ECY). I would like to apologize to Al Buck for the unwise abbreviation choice for my yeast strains. I furthermore hope that EYL is easier to distinguish from ECY products. The product numbers will stay the same but EBY will be changed to EYL.
Second, its been a while since Jeff and myself started the EBY/BBA Brettanomyces experiment and its now time to put some action into this story. Although the amount of data I got back from the experiment isn’t as great as expected, its time to prepare the release of two Brett strains. And now is the time to vote for your favourite strain. Or the one looking most promising to you. Only the two strains with the most votes will get released in a couple of weeks. So hurry up and spread the word. The poll will be closed on Monday, 25th of August.
The release will be first announced to the Google Group members at https://groups.google.com/d/forum/eureka-brewing-yeast and later on posted on my blog. Giving the members an advantage. If no vials remain after the Google Group shout-out, no release on my blow will follow. To join the group without a gmail account, simply write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get subscribed. That’s it for today. To Brett biodiversity!
I would be great to see the score and aroma/flavor characteristics of the tested strains. I’ve done a few tastings of the 10 that I did, and at 13 months they had developed mature characteristics which were not present early on on (which isn’t shocking given we are dealing with brett). The sensory analysis results on the group form has very little data, and I can’t find any data (other than what I entered for the 3 people who tested my strains at 13 months) after the 2 month point, which is still very early for brettanomyces analysis.