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Old 02-19-2009, 03:30 PM   #1
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Tommorow i'll making my first sour brew. Its just a simple red ale that i'm adding lacto to. im pretty excited to start exploring this stuff.

to not make this post worthless, anyone else doing their first sour brew anytime soon? anyone ever just use lacto?

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Old 02-19-2009, 03:37 PM   #2
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Tommorow i'll making my first sour brew. Its just a simple red ale that i'm adding lacto to. im pretty excited to start exploring this stuff.

to not make this post worthless, anyone else doing their first sour brew anytime soon? anyone ever just use lacto?
Actually I just did my first Berliner Weisse last saturday. I have brewed with lacto before but never this much of it...I actually made a bacteria starter!
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:56 PM   #3
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Tommorow i'll making my first sour brew. Its just a simple red ale that i'm adding lacto to. im pretty excited to start exploring this stuff.

to not make this post worthless, anyone else doing their first sour brew anytime soon? anyone ever just use lacto?
I am doing an experiment aging an imperial stout on oak and with brett, that includes 1 gallon of beer with lactic bacteria & brett. I took the bacteria from a combination of sauerkraut, sour dough bread, whey from yogurt, and raw apple cider vinegar. Built a small starter for them using a cup of the beer (its 10% ABV!) and a cup of molasses water. Every day I added more of the beer to the starter (a cup at a time), to get the bugs accustomed to the high alcohol concentration.

Its aging on oak right now. We'll see if these lactic bugs do anything, despite the high alcohol. I'm guessing it will take a while because the alcohol will slow them down (if they even survived). Probably won't bottle it till Oct. or Nov.
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:50 PM   #4
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ive read that bacteria tend not to like high alcohol and som strains of lacto dont like hops either. that should be pretty interesting stuff if the bugs do work. good luck with that.

i was gonna make a starter with the lacto but i didnt order my stuff earlier enough. so i'm just winging it.

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less than a day later.......

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I actually drank my first bottle of sour beer yesterday, but it never used to be sour. I brewed a honey blonde a long time ago and just dug up a bottle from the archive. It had a really nice fruity/tangy sourness that was never there before!

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Old 02-22-2009, 04:43 AM   #7
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sour is sour right

i never seem to have beer in my archive. probably cause i'm young, and my friends just drink it up.

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