I ordered the "Tart of Darkness" sour stout kit from MoreBeer.com and I will be brewing it today. I know it requires 6-12 months fermentation (to get the sour part) but it didn't come with specific instructions. It came with their usual instruction sheet, nothing about fermentation. It also came with bourbon oak chunks that should be added around month 6.
I plan on letting this ferment for about 9 months (I need it drinkable by the 2nd week of October).
I plan on adding the Oak chunks in around May or June.
What I need to know is, how long does it stay in Primary? The whole time? If not, when do I rack to secondary? How long does it need to be bottle conditioned for?
If anyone could give me any help with this, I'd greatly appreciate it.