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Old 06-23-2012, 02:43 AM   #1
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Default Flanders red bottling?

Have a Flanders red in glass carboys with oak dowel age now for 18 months. Jamils recipe/epic Roselare thread from the other board/etc.

Will probably force carb 5 gallons and counter pressure bottle some of that for longer term aging.

I want to fruit the other half with cherries or raspberries. Should I pitch more yeast? I'm worried that doing so will scrub the fruit flavor out with co2 of fermentation. All of the fruited beer will probably be bottle conditioned.

Would appreciate advice especially on fruiting and repitching.

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Old 06-23-2012, 03:21 AM   #2
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My experience is admittedly limited, but those bugs should be able to ferment out the fruit without problems. My friend pitched an old 2004 package of Wyeast Roeselare smackpack into a nasty Koelsch this year for fun, and it did its job just fine.

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Old 06-23-2012, 03:32 AM   #3
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I'd try without extra yeast first. If no detectable activity a week later, then I'd add some active yeast unless you have months more patience.

Can you direct me to which forum I can find this

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Old 06-23-2012, 11:04 AM   #4
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http://www.brewboard.com/index.php?showtopic=69895

Thanks for the suggestions.

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Thanks for the feed. 35 pages should entertain for for a while.

Additional thought on your batch, if you're bottle conditioning, the fruit addition will be a nice test for whether you need to repitch fresh yeast for bottling anyways. if you do need to pitch more yeast, make sure it's from an active starter going into that battle zone of acidic alcohol and bugs.

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I've done this with a Flanders Red and tart cherries. I did not repitch and everything worked out just fine.

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Don't worry the bugs will eat the berries up without additional yeast. I put berries on half my Flanders batch a year later and they consumed all the sugars.

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Old 07-06-2012, 12:24 AM   #8
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Here it is. Didn't realize it would be so full. Hope it doesn't explode!!!!!

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Old 07-21-2012, 12:51 PM   #9
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Just to follow up- had a little krausen but really wasn't bigger than the foam from racking in the prior pic. No probs at all with explosions or overflowing.

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