New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Bottling a Lambic Question




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-28-2013, 04:59 PM   #1
blacty
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: idaho falls, id
Posts: 9
Default Bottling a Lambic Question

Guys, I have 6 gallons of Raspberry/Blueberry lambic that I want to bottle in wine bottles and cork them. I will be adding priming sugar and new yeast to the bottling bucket before I bottle. My questions is, if I use the cork wire containers that keep the cork tight in, will that be sufficient to keep the pressure in the bottle. does anyone see any other problems with doing this. I will be using synthetic corks not natural.
Thanks for your help!



__________________
blacty is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-28-2013, 08:24 PM   #2
DisturbdChemist
It's Beermans World!
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 12 reviews
 
DisturbdChemist's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Between-the-keggerator-and-the-couch, TX
Posts: 4,366
Liked 1245 Times on 856 Posts
Likes Given: 538

Default

You cant use plain wine bottles. They have to be champagne or belgium style bottles. They can with stand pressure and can be corked and cage. Usually you need special corks (they are bigger than regular corks). If you bottle in plain wine bottles, they will explode and no one wants that. The homebrew stores will help you in the right bottles and corks/cages

regular corks and cage will hold and you do not need synthetic corks. Many commercial examples of this.



__________________

I do not have a drinking problem. Unless I'm out of beer...

"Alcohol is very, very bad for... children. Once you turn 21, alcohol becomes very very good" - Leela (futurama)

Untappd: BiggTexx

DisturbdChemist is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-28-2013, 08:36 PM   #3
solbes
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Ramsey & Akeley, Mn
Posts: 2,136
Liked 116 Times on 109 Posts
Likes Given: 33

Default

Agree above, hate to see your awesome brew end up all over the place. Anything going in a regular wine bottle must be still.

Its a good excuse to drink champagne and belgian brews though. I have accumulated about 10 each as I can't stand paying for empty bottles. Sometimes necessary though. I have some test Belgians in heavy champagne bottles with plastic corks and hoods (no corker necessary). I suppose I should try one soon to see if they are holding pressure.

__________________
Primary #1:Dunkel #2:Empty
Secondary #1
: Peach Rhubarb Wine #2: Empty #3: Empty #4: Sparkling Elderflower Wine
Kegged: Piker Liker Porter, Umlaut my Kölsch V
Bottles
: Big 50 Barleywine, Framboise Lambic, Red Rye IPA, Dark Belgian Strong, Belgian Golden Strong, Kicked by a Moose Scotch Ale, Apfelwein, Russian Imperial Stout, Carmelite Tripel, Rhubarb Wine, Barolo Wine
On Deck: Irish Red, Surly Bender clone, Spruced Warmer, CDA
solbes is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-28-2013, 09:19 PM   #4
PseudoChef
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
PseudoChef's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: West Chicago 'Burbs, IL
Posts: 3,418
Liked 101 Times on 75 Posts
Likes Given: 39

Default

EDIT: Oops, nevermind!

__________________
PseudoChef is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-02-2013, 06:16 PM   #5
blacty
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: idaho falls, id
Posts: 9
Default

great thanks guys, I just went to the shop and picked up some champagne bottles corks and cages. Going to give it a run tonight. I am thinking about a carb volume of about 3.5. Do you think I should go higher, I want it pretty effervescence.



__________________
blacty is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Adding wine yeast to Lambic at bottling Clint04 Lambic & Wild Brewing 2 12-19-2012 04:20 PM
Bottling a young lambic 29thfloor Lambic & Wild Brewing 14 09-17-2012 06:17 PM
error while bottling 3 year old lambic beer noobrich All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 1 01-09-2011 05:50 PM
Lambic question baseballstar4 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 03-01-2010 02:27 AM
Lambic question kendalljd7 General Beer Discussion 8 01-12-2009 05:11 PM