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Old 02-21-2013, 10:48 PM   #1
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Default Straight Lambic (Unblended)

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Wyeast 3278
Yeast Starter: Nope
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: Various Bottle Dregs
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.053
Final Gravity: Didn\'t Measure
IBU: 6.5
Boiling Time (Minutes): 90
Color: 4-5 SRM
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 365 Days
Additional Fermentation: None
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): None
Tasting Notes: Awesome

Grain

-7.5 lbs Belgian Pale Malt
-3 lbs Flaked Wheat
-.75 lbs Rice Hulls

Hops

-Hersbrucker - 3.9% AA @ 60mins

Yeast

-2 Packs Wyeast 3278 (first one was close to a year old so I added another one)
-Bottle dregs from 1 bottle of Petrus Aged Pale, 1 bottle of Orval, and 1 bottle of Jolly Pumpkin La Roja

Mash - Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out
Mash at 153F for 75 mins
Fly sparge with 180F water

Notes

- Pitched dregs from one bottle of Petrus Aged Pale on 2/27/12
- Pitched dregs from one bottle of Orval on 3/4/12
- Pitched dregs from one bottle of Jolly Pumpkin La Roja on 5/13/12
- Boiled 1 oz of light toast oak chips, drained water and repeated to remove as much oak flavor as possible. Added oak on 6/5/12
- Kept in primary fermenter for approximately one year
- Bottled half uncarbonated to enter into competitions and the other half was bottled to around 1.5 vols/co2
- Flavor is fairly balanced leaning slightly towards acidity over funk


The crappy cell phone picture doesn't really do this beer justice
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Just got my results from the Kentucky State Fair homebrew competition. This beer took BEST OF SHOW! I am sooooo excited. The prize for best of show is brewing this beer at a local brewery called Apocalypse Brew Works on their system. This is too cool.

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Just got my results from the Kentucky State Fair homebrew competition. This beer took BEST OF SHOW! I am sooooo excited. The prize for best of show is brewing this beer at a local brewery called Apocalypse Brew Works on their system. This is too cool.
Wow- that's so great! Congrats on this great beer.
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Thats a big deal! congratulations!

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Thanks for the congrats you guys. I'm still so excited!

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You've peaked my interest. This is next on my "to brew" list. What commercial beer would you compare this to? I' recently gueuze obsessed and ultimately am aiming to re-create something like Gueuze Tilquin, which I suspect will not be easy.

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Just got my results from the Kentucky State Fair homebrew competition. This beer took BEST OF SHOW! I am sooooo excited. The prize for best of show is brewing this beer at a local brewery called Apocalypse Brew Works on their system. This is too cool.
What an honor congrats to you!
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Have you decided how you are going to scale up the culture for the commercial batch?

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Unfortunately I wasn't able to brew this recipe for the commercial batch. They were too concerned with the bacteria and microbes taking a hold in the brewery. Instead I brewed my Rauchbier

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You've peaked my interest. This is next on my "to brew" list. What commercial beer would you compare this to? I' recently gueuze obsessed and ultimately am aiming to re-create something like Gueuze Tilquin, which I suspect will not be easy.

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I'm not really sure what to compare this to commercially. The older it gets the more it changes. At first it was fairly lactic with sort of a background funk aroma. Now it is starting to pick up some fruit notes and it even has a rose type aroma when it warms. If you are looking for something like a gueuze technically you would need to blend different vintages and carbonate quite high. As you said I would think that replicating Gueuze Tilguin would be pretty hard considering that is such an awesome beer. Actually last night I had a Gueuze Tilquin that was brewed with plums that was amazing.
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