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Old 07-18-2010, 02:42 AM   #1
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i want to make a sour extract
ive had consecration and cascades at a beer festival
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:41 AM   #2
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Take a look at the recipe database section on this forum.

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Old 07-18-2010, 05:56 AM   #3
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They are all extract

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The Cascades are very different than most sour beers because they don't use Brettanomyces (which gives the characteristic fruity/funky dry character to most sour beers). Consecration has some Brett character, but the high gravity leads to a less funky character than many other sours.

Pretty much any moderately hopped style can be a good base for a sour beer, just pitch a pack of Roeselare (or another microbe blend) along with your yeast in primary. I’ve been drinking one that was originally a Wee Heavy recently, might be a good place to start if you like the bigger sours. Age it with some oak in secondary for 9-18 months, then bottle and enjoy. I don’t brew with extract too often, but that shouldn’t stop you from making great sours.

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