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Posted in thread: 65 Gal Cab Barrel Wild Ferment / Solera on 12-31-2010 at 03:10 PM
I'm using the nail method so all of my samples are coming out without pulling the bung. I am
however pulling the bung almost daily to do some blending. I expect to get some acetobacter as
a result but...
Posted in thread: 65 Gal Cab Barrel Wild Ferment / Solera on 12-31-2010 at 02:02 PM
haven't been too worried about oxygen yet because both barrels have been bubbling at a pretty
Posted in thread: 65 Gal Cab Barrel Wild Ferment / Solera on 12-31-2010 at 02:10 AM
Yeh I have a bunch of other sours going that have taken a longtime to sour up but this barrel
seems to be working pretty rapidly. May be the sheer quantity of bugs I pitched or the amount
of peril in ...
Posted in thread: 65 Gal Cab Barrel Wild Ferment / Solera on 12-30-2010 at 11:53 PM
these are only fresh in the sense that they've not been innoculated with bugs before. There was
cab in these barrels before I bought them.
Posted in thread: 65 Gal Cab Barrel Wild Ferment / Solera on 12-30-2010 at 11:32 PM
I pitched about 9 liters of bug starters (various strains) plus 4 vials of White Labs Belgian
Sour Mix, BugFarm4, and dregs from some other sources
Posted in thread: 65 Gal Cab Barrel Wild Ferment / Solera on 12-30-2010 at 10:03 PM
I'm about a month in on a sour solera project and wanted to see if anyone out there has input
on results for something this size after about 1 month. To give some detail, these are full
sized cab barr...
Posted in thread: Olive Oil for your starter! on 09-08-2010 at 04:16 AM
Olive oil works wonders. Haven't used anything else for over 5 years now.
Posted in thread: Mash for Dinner, Sparge for Breakfast - Anyone? on 08-06-2010 at 04:18 AM
XJ...Actually the post above contains GOOD information...ToneDef said : A sour mash is dropped
back below 120F after conversion to allow the bacteria to be in a comfortable range. It also
Posted in thread: Barrel Stand Plans on 07-19-2010 at 01:28 PM
I'm now considering just building a simple wooden cradle for the barrels on ground level and
racking under pressure (low pressure) when I need to... putting a barrel up at racking height
seems scary w...
Posted in thread: Barrel Stand Plans on 07-18-2010 at 07:14 PM