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Old 06-03-2010, 09:20 PM   #1
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Default Is it too early to start talking about 11-11-11?

It was suggested in the http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/10-10-10-recipe-discussion-thread-hbt-anniversary-series-79107/ thread that:

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I think we should do a full-on bugged brew for 11-11-11 (all those ones in the date remind me of little bug legs).
I've been doing some reading and it seems like bugged beers benefit from some extra aging so it might be appropriate to start some serious discussion now.

I went ahead and ordered the Wyeast 5151-PC Brettanomyces claussenii from this quarters private collection, for either 11-11-11 or some other beer.

For a recipe perhaps a kicked up version of saq'a http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f72/minstrel-sour-134999/ ?

or since Jason did such a great job with the 10-10-10 maybe his http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f127/flanders-red-dulle-griet-114546/ ?

It seems like there is a lot of room to play with bugged beers, you could just about bug any conventional style to come up with something interesting.

Anyone have other suggestions? Or am I too early?
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I have a brett c old ale in primary right now, so I vote we do that. =P

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In all seriousness, how about something like Rodenbach's Vin de Cereal?

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In all seriousness, how about something like Rodenbach's Vin de Cereal?
I've never had it but in the past we have eschewed doing a straight up clone of a commercial beer in favor of something uniquely designed for the HBT brew. Of course since Rodenbach only makes 10,000 bottles for export (from a total of 30,000) a clone might be the only way some of us get their hands on this beer. That not withstanding, clone or not, we need someone to step up and start a recipe. This would likely be my first bugged beer so I'm not comfortable doing it myself, I just wanted to get the conversation rolling.
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I'm not suggesting that we do a clone, I'm suggesting that we do a 1.100 Flanders red.
2 packs of Roselare into an oude bruin as a starter. Rack the bruin after 6 months, and put the huge flanders on the cake. Bottle a year or so later.

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I'm down for a bugged brew. I've wanted to do one for a while and 11-11 would be good. Got a baby coming 11-22. It'd be like a birthday present to him (for me ).

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I'm not suggesting that we do a clone, I'm suggesting that we do a 1.100 Flanders red.
2 packs of Roselare into an oude bruin as a starter. Rack the bruin after 6 months, and put the huge flanders on the cake. Bottle a year or so later.
Got a recipe? Like I said, this will probably be my first sours so I'm not sure what needs to go into such a beer.
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I'm down for a bugged brew. I've wanted to do one for a while and 11-11 would be good. Got a baby coming 11-22. It'd be like a birthday present to him (for me ).
Congrats on the imminent baby! Make a big batch and sample a bottle at each birthday. Culminate with sour beer aged 21 years for their 21st.
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I guess I'm out of this one. No sour beers for me.

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I guess I'm out of this one. No sour beers for me.
I guess I forgot that not everyone's into the sours. This should really be an inclusive thing.
Are you against brett-only beers as well, or are you just not a fan of sour beers?
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