The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Fermentation & Yeast > Mixing Lambic Dregs for a starter?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-10-2012, 03:52 PM   #1
adamjackson
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Canaan New Hampshire, NH
Posts: 735
Liked 73 Times on 63 Posts
Likes Given: 162

Default Mixing Lambic Dregs for a starter?

So...I was a bit tipsy when this was done but, 2 weeks ago, we did a blueberry wild beer tasting at my place.

http://adam-jackson.net/beer/review-...-extravaganza/

Cascade Blueberry
Upland Blueberry
Homebrew Blueberry
Ithaca Excelsior! Le Bleu
Cantillon Blåbær Lambik

So, everyone left, the Dregs were still in the bottles so I poured them all into a wine goblet mixed together and covered with plastic wrap. Since then, the glass has just been sitting in my cellar.

What now? Can I take this weird combo dregs goop and pitch it? Can I make a sour beer from it or am I just keeping this gross goop for no reason at all?

__________________

I'm a bit crazy...about beer.
My Beer Blog
My Beer Photos
Untappd Profile

adamjackson is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-10-2012, 05:11 PM   #2
JNEL73
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: glens falls, ny
Posts: 30
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Should be able to get something going, but I would make a low gravity start to get things going. Two ideas would be one just ferment with the dregs or add at secondary. Worries would be contamination from the bottles getting a hold with just a ferment from the dregs. Also some of pLambic brewers will add dregs to complement the yeast blends. Also if your afraid to do a full batch there is a post of small batch dregs.

Jon

__________________
JNEL73 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-10-2012, 07:01 PM   #3
AmandaK
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: KCMO
Posts: 1,501
Liked 136 Times on 103 Posts
Likes Given: 24

Default

1) Low gravity starter and pitch in the "goop".
2) Ferment it out, see if it's nasty or still good. (aka no mold or baby diaper)
3) Make a full size starter and make you some sour beer!

__________________
BJCP National Beer Judge
On deck: German Pilsner, CAP, Golden Strong
Fermenting: MOVING
Souring: #32 Lambic 2.0, #49 Lambic 3.0, #60 3763 Flanders Brown, #61 WLP665 Flanders Brown
Conditioning: #38 Golden Sour, #58 Hooch Cider, #79 Dopplebock, #84 Amy Cider
Drinkin': #16 Lambic 1.0 (Drunk Monk BOS), #84 Fall Cider
AmandaK is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-10-2012, 07:08 PM   #4
adamjackson
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Canaan New Hampshire, NH
Posts: 735
Liked 73 Times on 63 Posts
Likes Given: 162

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AmandaK
1) Low gravity starter and pitch in the "goop".
2) Ferment it out, see if it's nasty or still good. (aka no mold or baby diaper)
3) Make a full size starter and make you some sour beer!

Thanks! I did just look at the glass. Getting some really nice Brett bacteria forming.
__________________

I'm a bit crazy...about beer.
My Beer Blog
My Beer Photos
Untappd Profile

adamjackson is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-10-2012, 07:19 PM   #5
adamjackson
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Canaan New Hampshire, NH
Posts: 735
Liked 73 Times on 63 Posts
Likes Given: 162

Default

Thought I'd include some photos. Dregs are total about 7 ounces from all of the bottles. Time in my cellar at 62 Degrees F under plastic static wrap is about 3 weeks.





It smells fantastic but it's also dregs of beer fermented on blueberries so that's probably why

__________________

I'm a bit crazy...about beer.
My Beer Blog
My Beer Photos
Untappd Profile

adamjackson is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Feeding/storage for a lambic starter? nudebrewer Fermentation & Yeast 0 04-23-2012 05:12 PM
shelf life of a cultured dregs starter? AdamWiz Fermentation & Yeast 1 06-03-2011 10:01 AM
starter for saving dregs Leeds1 Fermentation & Yeast 2 05-05-2011 03:21 PM
Harvested Lambic dregs - now what? lmnop Fermentation & Yeast 2 01-27-2011 05:06 PM
Table Sugar for Starter from bottle condition dregs KyleWolf Fermentation & Yeast 10 06-13-2010 03:08 AM