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Old 06-12-2014, 08:04 PM   #1
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Default Ideas for strange/unusual lambic flavors

I started a never-ending lambic project back in March. I brewed 10 gallons and plan on brewing 5 gallons twice a year and blending indefinitely. This will leave me with lots of lambic. I'm going to do a lot of the normal stuff (unblended lambic, kriek, geuze, framboise), but that still gives me a lot of room to experiment. I have already let my mind go to strange places coming up with ideas for fruited or herbed lambics. Here is what I have thus far:

-Persimmon
-Mulberry
-Muscat grape
-Serviceberry
-Lychee
-Pomegranate molasses
-Dandelion
-Honeysuckle
-Currant
-Rose water
-Orange blossom water

I'm not necessarily going to do all these, but they all sound interesting enough to try. But I know this only scratches the surface of potential fruit/herb lambics. I would love everyone's ideas. No idea is too strange, so long as you think it would be drinkable. Your opinion matters!

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Old 06-12-2014, 08:07 PM   #2
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I would do a series of freshly dry-hopped lambics or gueuzes.

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I would do a series of freshly dry-hopped lambics or gueuzes.
+1, i've done this a couple times using nelson sauvin with great results
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Fresh hop varieties would be fun. I use fresh hops mixed with aged on a beer with lambic yeasts I saved from bottles and is now my resident souring culture. It adds a cool dimension to the beer and dryhopping adds yet another level of intrigue with out just throwing different fruits at the beer.

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I just collected a bunch of little tannic/sour plums that fell from a tree in the back yard. I'm thinking a Plumbic. (Rimshot)

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I made a durian saison. Not one of my better ideas.
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Dry hops sound like a great idea. Where would I get elderflowers? International market?

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What about going historical and using alecost or alehoof? - they have some aromas in common with spices like caraway along with their own spiciness.

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