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Posted in thread: American Sour Beer – Book! on 09-11-2014 at 05:57 AM
This is mostly a question for Mike, but anybody else, please chime in with other opinions
etc...I've started playing around with a few recipes from the American Sour Beer book, the Mad
Posted in thread: American Sour Beer – Book! on 09-06-2014 at 08:45 PM
I add my oak cubes when pitching the bugs and don't open the carboy again until bottling or
kegging time. Absolute minimal oxygen introduction. That's why I am trying to quantify the
average amount of...
Posted in thread: Can topping up be a good idea? on 09-06-2014 at 07:36 PM
Interesting sounding beer! Topping up isn't necessary, but I do it when it is convenient.
Tonsmeire (you should buy his book, "American Sour Beers" if you haven't yet), says that he
doesn't bother top...
Posted in thread: American Sour Beer – Book! on 09-05-2014 at 05:59 PM
Do you re-use the spirals?Curious also if you soak or boil them to lessen the oak character at
all before using them? I have several fruit sours that are basically ready to bottle, that I've
Posted in thread: American Sour Beer – Book! on 09-05-2014 at 06:02 AM
All is good. I'm just here to learn and share mostly. I agree about oak- too much is usually
bad. I've never used cubes before, but I probably will go that route. the stave segments are
pricey, and ca...
Posted in thread: Wild yeast from raspberries on 09-03-2014 at 01:51 AM
While I like bootleg's yeast terroir project, they are massively over-charging for their
plating setup. DME, agar (available as a vegan-friendly jello) and a few glass petri dishes
(usually a few buck...
Posted in thread: Wild yeast from raspberries on 09-02-2014 at 08:49 PM
here is more info on Bootleg Biology:
Posted in thread: Wild yeast from raspberries on 09-02-2014 at 05:27 PM
Definitely doesn't look like mold! Take a pH/gravity reading and if the pH is under 4.5 and the
gravity is lower, you should have some sort of yeast in there. I've been looking at this for
Posted in thread: American Sour Beer – Book! on 08-30-2014 at 04:21 AM
For anyone interested, I did video review of "American Sour Beers" on my youtube channel:
Posted in thread: What's a good blending strategy? on 08-28-2014 at 10:56 PM
I've had success getting very sour beers within months by pitching on old sour yeast cakes. I
don't think this is as mysterious as it might sound though. As others have mentioned, giving
the bacteria ...