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Old 02-20-2013, 05:46 PM   #61
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15 minute boil, added barely any hops. Pitched a starter built from dregs of Sierra Nevada/Russian River BRUX. (This is mainly sacch, barely any Brett)

I also racked a gallon onto pineapple chunks and it's really quite delicious.

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Old 02-20-2013, 05:58 PM   #62
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2a - 50% wheat 50% six row, 8 IBUs hops, 15 min boil.

Pitched Lacto and 3 days later US05. Took 9 months to get the level of sourness I was looking for, but the taste is perfect. Very bright and lemony.

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Old 02-20-2013, 06:06 PM   #63
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15 minute boil, added barely any hops. Pitched a starter built from dregs of Sierra Nevada/Russian River BRUX. (This is mainly sacch, barely any Brett)

I also racked a gallon onto pineapple chunks and it's really quite delicious.
i may try the longer/lowertemp mash next time to compare but I didn't pick up any carryover foulness post 60min boil.

how did the sourness compare?
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:08 PM   #64
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Definitely a lighter sourness. It might have developed a bit more with more time but I thought it was enough.

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Anyone ever considered or tried adding Orange or Lemon peel in the boil for a Berliner Weisse?

By the way, my lacto and brett starters are on the go! This little beer is gonna be brewed on sunday!

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If i wanted to make the sourest beer of them all, what are some of your recommendations? Time? Patience?

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Old 02-27-2013, 02:12 PM   #67
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Bugs, time, and patience. The best homebrew sours that I've made are those with a mix of Brett and Lacto that are aged for about 12-18 months.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:21 PM   #68
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If i wanted to make the sourest beer of them all, what are some of your recommendations? Time? Patience?
If you just want straight sourness, I threw a handful of raw grain into 5 gallons of berliner wort, kept it at 110F for 4 days and when I bottled/carbed it, it was like a warhead. Mouth puckeringly sour. Not in a good way, it was too sour.
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If you just want straight sourness, I threw a handful of raw grain into 5 gallons of berliner wort, kept it at 110F for 4 days and when I bottled/carbed it, it was like a warhead. Mouth puckeringly sour. Not in a good way, it was too sour.
Yeah, you really should be tasting your sour mash as it progresses to make sure that it doesnt get too sour, every 8 hours or so.
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So many options. i have to bottle my Berliner that is in the carboy this weekend so i can throw a handful of grain in my next batch with some bug County!

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