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Posted in thread: What to brew for non-beer drinkers? on 11-12-2015 at 01:55 PM
I've been thinking that it would be a lot of fun to brew something that could win over someone
that "doesn't like" beer. In my own experience, I didn't really like most beers I tried at
first. It wasn...
Posted in thread: My First Sour Beer on 11-11-2015 at 02:20 PM
You guys are making the fast souring sound pretty attractive. Unfortunately, I've already
ordered WL630 and it should be in on Friday. I had to special order it from my local home brew
shop. I wont ha...
Posted in thread: My First Sour Beer on 11-11-2015 at 02:01 PM
The problem is that lacto doesn't really do much once primary fermentation is complete. To get
long term souring in a beer, you need to use pediococcus, which develops over many many months.
Posted in thread: My First Sour Beer on 11-11-2015 at 06:35 AM
But why would you want to take 3-6 months to brew this style of beer when you really can turn
it around in about 2 weeks? My biggest concern with this blend would be the yeast out-competing
the lacto ...
Posted in thread: My First Sour Beer on 11-10-2015 at 04:51 PM
Another question. Since lacto can tolerate low ph, should I switch my sanitizer from Starsan to
something that isn't an acid sanitizer?
Posted in thread: My First Sour Beer on 11-10-2015 at 04:50 PM
Since I'm pitching lacto and sach at the same time do I need to worry about having enough food
for the lacto to work? Do I need to mash on the high side to make sure there is food for the
Posted in thread: My First Sour Beer on 11-10-2015 at 04:25 PM
When we talk about fast and slow, what kind of timeframe are we talking? I'm expecting a
drinkable beer in 3-6 months. Is that reasonable with the above recipe?
Posted in thread: My First Sour Beer on 11-10-2015 at 04:13 PM
I would skip the hops. Commercial lacto pitches are very hop sensitive and your beer will sour
very slowly if it sours at all.I just realised I didn't include the amount of hops. 0.5 OZ of
Posted in thread: My First Sour Beer on 11-10-2015 at 03:57 PM
So I'm going to be brewing my first sour beer. It's a Berliner Weisse. Here's the recipe I'll
be using. 2.5 lbs German Pilsener2.5 lbs German Wheat0.75 Flaked Wheat0.5 German Hallertau 30
Posted in thread: no rinse sanitizor incompatable with metabisulphite? on 10-11-2015 at 01:45 PM
I just thought of this this morning. This is more applicable to wine making than, beer brewing.
1 Step no rinse sanitizer is a peroxide based sanitizer. In wine making, usually metabisulphite