Playing with beer yeast
Beside baking bread I also am a "Beer enthusiast", I do not homebrew, but i love craft beers.
Last week a brewer friend gave me some leftover years mix that he use to produce a Belgium style sour beer.
I made a starter with just that yeast mix straight, and today I baked some bread.
The yeast mix contains Brettanomyces, Saccharomyces, and the bacterial strains Lactobacillus and Pediococcus.
The bread came out nice. the only problem with this yeast is that it is very slow and the bread had not risen enough and it a bit dense.
But the aroma and flavors are amazing. It is not as sour as my regular starter, but it has some very interesting aromas..
Next I will mix some of my "normal" starter with that one, and see what comes out..
This is so much fun!!!