Dreg viability: Rodenbach, Vichtenaar, Liefmans, Festina Peche
I am looking to brew a Flanders Red soon, and picked up a few bottles today in hopes of culturing them to add some complexity to the White Labs Belgian Sour Mix I'll be using during fermentation. Has anyone had any success cultivating the dregs from:
Rodenbach Grand Cru
Vichtenaar Flemish Ale
Dogfish Head Festina Peche (I know it's a long shot).
My basic plan is to follow Jamil's Brewing Classic Styles recipe, but I don't think I want to ferment with a separate ale yeast - I'd rather blend later.
The Fiesty(sic) Goat Brewery est. 2007 & Clusterfuggle Experimental Ales est. 2009
Primary: Saison, Berliner Weisse, sLambic I, sLambic II, IPA, 70/-
Secondary: Orange Blossom Mead, Flanders Red I
Kegged: Fat Man Porter w/ 1469, Fat Man Porter w/ 005, Centennial Falcon w/ Conan, Centennial Falcon w/ Denny's, Barrel-aged Fat Man Porter, Belgian Dark Strong, Dark Mild