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Old 10-05-2011, 01:00 PM   #1
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Default Adding sour dregs to finished beer.

Is it possible to sour a beer after fermentation (or even after bottle conditioning) by adding dregs of a bottle conditioned lambic or two to a gallon of it?

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Old 10-05-2011, 02:05 PM   #2
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It depends on the current abv, and the type of bugs. It won't immediately make much difference but would start fermenting the beer further which creates the sour.

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Old 10-05-2011, 02:46 PM   #3
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Yes as long as you are prepared to wait out the 6-24 months for stability.

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Old 10-06-2011, 11:37 AM   #5
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Thanks! I've a gallon of beer I'm sitting on at the moment that I added waaaaay too much citrus peel to. I was going to leave it 6 months or so anyway to see how it balances out so I might as well sour it up a bit as an experiment. Will the dregs from one bottle do it or will I add in a few just to be sure?

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Old 01-12-2012, 03:29 PM   #6
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Well that was disgusting.

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LOL! You're supposed to wait 6-24 months!



...but...the above post made my morning. LOLZ!

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