Personal and other’s posts
- Barrel cleaning and storage
- What is it that ferments lambic?: Fantastic summary about the findings of this (lambic.pdf) scientific research looking into what organisms were fermenting lambic at Cantillon over 3 years.
Videos, Audio and pdf’s
- Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival 2014 Crooked Stave & Jester King Panel: Sour beer with Chad Yakobson (Crooked Stave) and Garrett Crowell (Jester King)
- Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival 2015 Sour Panel: Sour Beer with Vinnie Cilurzo (Russian River), Jim Crooks (Firestone Walker Barrelworks), Chad Yakobson (Crooked Stave), and Luke Dickinson (Wicked Weed)
- Garrett Crowell & Adrienne Ballou (Jester King) on Mixed Culture Fermentation: Great audio from the Austin Fermentation Festival
- The lambic summit: From Shelton Brothers, poor audio quality and chopped up videos but still worth listening too about lambics process.
- pdf on yeast cultures: from IBD revision notes
- pdf on measurement of quality and quantity of yeast: from IBD revision notes
Other general resources
- The Mad Fermentationist: This is the blog of Michael Tonsmeire, author of American Sour Beers. It is a fantastic resource for all types of methods and includes a great trove of his recipes including cracking hoppy beers too!
- The Sour Hour: A fantastic podcast from The Brewing Network hosted by their own Moscow and Jay Goodwin of The Rare Barrel. Subscribe to hear from the leading producers of sour beers in the world including helpful nuggets of wisdom Jay drops every episode.
- Milk the Funk: So much information its not even funny. A collection of home brewers and professional brewers sharing their experiences of funky fermentations.
- The Sunday Session: Another podcast from The Brewing Network. Slightly less directed towards sour/ Farmhouse ales but from a great archive of interviews of leading breweries around the world. Have a look and download what you want, but Justin is a great host and I enjoy listening to every one of them. Episodes I have found particularly helpful are Christmas with Logsdon, Jester King, Crooked Stave, Russian River #1, #2 and #3 & of course The Rare Barrel.
- Jester King Blog: Jester King is very diligent at updating and posting to their blog about beer releases as well as techniques. I particularly love the posts on Punch down refermentations #1 and #2, carbonic maceration and yeast wrangling.
- Polyface Farms: The generic website of the farm run my Joel Salatin, an industry leader in permaculture farming. There is simply too much out there on permaculture to narrow down on specific posts, but start here to learn a bit about where your food & crops come from.