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hunterlab 10-04-2012 10:10 AM

Starter from mixed lindemans after 1 week.
Well I plan to be brewing a 10 gallon split batch of a lambic in the next few weeks. In the mean time I have been drinking a variety of lindemans and pitching the dregs into a mason jar along with a dreg from a bottle of Brux Beer. I then made up a starter wort of 1.030 and pitched the mason jar into the flask. I had it on the stir plate the first 2 days with no sign and with loose foil over the neck of the flask.

Yesterday I placed a airlock on top I started to notice a build up of sediment on the bottom and a white film on the surface. This morning I checked and there's a small krausen and bubbling away. My plan is to build this up and pitch it into one of my vessels either my old oak barrel or a carboy.

hunterlab 10-04-2012 10:12 AM

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BryanThompson 10-04-2012 10:56 AM

The only Lindemans that has viable dregs is the Cuvee Renee, have you added any dregs from one?

hunterlab 10-04-2012 11:00 AM

I've added from framboise, kriek and the apple all of lindemans.

BryanThompson 10-04-2012 11:05 AM

Unfortunately those are all bottle pasteurized so nothing will be growing from them.

hunterlab 10-04-2012 12:33 PM

I will see how this turns out, I read on the mad fermentionist that the kriek had usable dregs.

BryanThompson 10-04-2012 01:01 PM

The regular kriek does not, but the cuvee renee kriek does. Either way you still have Brett B in there with it.

badlee 10-04-2012 02:50 PM

looks good. In fact, it looks just like my brett c starter built up from oak cubes.
Good luck with it bro.
Btw, how does it smell? Have you tasted it?

hunterlab 10-04-2012 04:53 PM

Haven't smelled or tasted it yet didn't have time this a.m. but my brew room smells of cheesed hops.

hunterlab 10-05-2012 01:12 AM

Gave it a smell when I got home and it smells good. Nice and light sour smell, I kicked the starter plate on for a minute or two it got extremely active.

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