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Old 01-12-2011, 12:04 AM   #1
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Default 100 litres of 3 year old lambic

I bottled 100 litres of my lambic. The problem is i forgot to add yeast for the two thirds. I did remember sugar. Do you think it will carbonate?

Thanks for your help in advance.

The last third i remembered to add sugar and yeast.

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Old 01-12-2011, 12:47 AM   #2
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Very slowly, but yes.

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Old 01-12-2011, 09:12 PM   #3
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I'd say probably not, 3 year old beer isn't going to have many bugs left in suspension. No harm waiting, but if there is no carbonation evident after a few months I would open the bottles and sprinkle in some champagne yeast.

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I bottled 100 litres of my lambic...Do you think it will carbonate?
not to worry, it sounds like you just stayed true to style for 2/3's. gueze is carbonated, not lambic. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/index.php/Fruit_Lambic
"Lambic is one of the most unique Belgian beer styles. Sour and flat, with no hop flavor or aroma, it tastes like a throwback to an earlier era of brewing."
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Old 01-13-2011, 01:38 AM   #5
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not to worry, it sounds like you just stayed true to style for 2/3's. gueze is carbonated, not lambic. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/index.php/Fruit_Lambic
"Lambic is one of the most unique Belgian beer styles. Sour and flat, with no hop flavor or aroma, it tastes like a throwback to an earlier era of brewing."
Assuming it doesn't carbonate the sugar might put it closer to a Faro.
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Old 01-13-2011, 01:40 AM   #6
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Why don't you open them and add yeast to each?

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I bottled my lambic after 2.5 years w/o fresh yeast and after the year or so of aging, there was enough carbonation. It will take a while, but it will go, eventually....

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I'm with Oldsock...it will be really hit or miss. I'm trying to get a starter going with Avery 15 dregs which is close to 3 years old, looks like a no go

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