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Old 11-11-2011, 03:29 AM   #31
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It's been 3 months since I added the currants, and the one Flanders really doesn't have a pellicle so I'm thinking that one is probably ready to drink.

The one I have on Roselare has a nice pellicle formed on top, so I'm going to let that one sit even longer. I'll probablly check that one at Christmas time.

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I am thinking about kegging this one and then starting a Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada Obscura Dark Dawn clone next.

I'll let you know how this one tastes in a few days! Thanks again for the help!

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Old 11-12-2011, 04:01 AM   #32
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Kegged and bottled the Flanders with the Jolly Pumpkin dregs and oak cubes I soaked in wine.

The sample I took tasted real nice. The black currants, and oak cubes added some real nice complexities to it. It's still a little dry tasting, but definitely very drinkable! I bottled about a little more than a 12 pack, and then kegged the rest.

I still have the Roselare Flanders sitting on the red currants. I'll take a look at it again in a few months.





Oh, and I saved the oak cubes from the fermentor. Any thoughts on re-using them? How many times have you re-used oak cubes? I figure the oak will retain the bugs, but not sure how much oak flavor they still hold. Also, how should I store them? I currently have them drying out a bit in a plastic container.

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Old 11-12-2011, 04:43 PM   #33
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Why not toss them in the other beer as a place to store them.

I don't like the idea of drying them out and storing them. I would be questioning whether it would be a good idea to re-use them when the time came.

OR, get a quart mason jar and keep them in there with a pint of wort. You can drink the resulting beer (like a still Lambic) when the time comes you want to add them to another beer. You can buy plastic lids for mason jars; if you drill a half-inch hole in it you can put one of those fermentation bucket grommets in it and stick an airlock on it. If you don't have a convenient LHBS, hardware stores sell the grommets; you can find them in the specialty fastener area (I've bought them in Lowes before).

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Old 11-12-2011, 04:45 PM   #34
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I was actually thinking of just putting wine on them again...

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I was actually thinking of just putting wine on them again...
Can all the bugs cope with the relatively high alcohol level of wine?
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There was a pellicle starting to form on the wine, so I'm guessing they are fine!

I drained the wine, gave the cubes a good rinse in water, and threw .3 ounces into my Madrugada Obscura clone. The rest I covered in wine again.

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There was a pellicle starting to form on the wine, so I'm guessing they are fine!
That may just be the Brett, which is pretty alcohol tolerant. I think Lacto and Pedio are only tolerant to about 8%.
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Good to know... The pelicle looked like a Brett infection so you are probabl right. The next time I use some oak cubes I'll have to have some wort on hand to store them in like you suggested. What about Vinnie from Russian River handing out oak cubes loaded with the bugs he uses on his beers though? Anyone know in what form they are in (I.e. dry, or in beer) when he gives them out?

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