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Old 08-15-2013, 04:23 PM   #21
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you don't get brett funk from the brett eating sugars, you get it from brett eating the by-products of sacc. so you'll get more, and faster funk if you don't feed the brett at all. skip the malto-d.

this is why 100% brett beers taste clean: they have no sacc by-products to funk up.

more reading: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f127/und...lavors-298943/

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Old 08-15-2013, 06:01 PM   #22
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A good read indeed. What will the Lacto be able to eat though?

Edit: So this means I'm probably safe leaving that big pile of yeast on the bottom right? Or should I think about racking off it soon (At 3 months now).

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Old 08-27-2013, 02:56 PM   #23
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I've been letting this one sit and sit. It's at 3.5 months now. One of the gallons has a mild pellicle, the other doesn't. I'm not concerned.

I'm still hesitant to bother with gravity readings since I don't want to infect my only hydrometer. It is however, about time to rack onto some new foods for the bugs, and off that mass of sludge (per advice on Mad Fermentationist to rack as normal until off sediment / trub (no trub in mead, so I usually go close to 3-4 months before first racking)). Both of them are pretty clear to this point,

One of the Gallons will be aged on some bourbon soaked light oak chips. And the other is going to get strawberries. I'll be saving the cake for later use because I payed big bucks for that yeast bug mix, and I want to see how it changes the characteristics. As of now it tastes similar to how it did before with only a bit more sourness and a chunk more funk in the back.

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Old 10-09-2013, 08:38 PM   #24
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Well the twins got racked as well as a little makeover. Both of them got racked. One gallon got a good 2-2.5 pounds of strawberries. And as promised the other one got light bourbon soaked oak chips.

The strawberry one has been giving me issues. The yeast / bugs / whatever got really excited about the strawberries and i got Strawberry Lambic mead all over the closet. I had napkins down which was good. Whoever moves into my apartment next should have no trouble making anything with house yeast which is probably well cultured in my kitchen as well as my bedroom closet.

The oak chips gallon has full pellicle coverage, bubbles film and all (pictures coming soon) .

Pretty pumped it's almost half-way done! Assuming It's done late April.

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Strawberry Lambic Mead

And traditional Lambic Mead

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9 Months in! > a Carbon post form the blog for the most part.

Tasting Updates! Took tastes of both the strawberry and traditional lambic meads. The traditional is definitely more where I want it to be than the strawberry. I may end up pitching a whole thing of cherries into it for kicks, since I plan on aging it another 6 months anyways. The traditional with bourbon light oak chips has a really good balance with a bit of funk, good body, and a really good hit of sour. I'm happy I'll be able to share it with my friends the day before my wedding, or day of, or both). I'm pretty pleased with the results thus far and I think I can see we will we a go for generation 2 Lambic meads in the near future. We both know that's why you're here. The next update will probably be at bottling time! Can you believe it?

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Lambic Mead Bottled!


I ended up getting eight 12oz bottles and one 750ml as well as a bit extra which I put in a glass and brought some in for friends at work.

After that I immediately pitched yeast/ bug slurry from Lambic 1 I had been saving in the fridge, directly into a new Lambic mead.

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