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Posted in thread: Berliner Weisse won't sour on 06-20-2011 at 09:40 PM
I'm guessing either low ph or not enough lacto.For my last berliner I made a 2 vial lacto
starter several weeks in advance to give it plenty of time to grow. I actually pitched the
lacto starter first...
Posted in thread: 3711 saison with brett? on 06-20-2011 at 09:26 PM
I made a Brett Saison using 3711 and WL Brux with both being pitched in the beginning at the
same time.The finished beer only had mild funkiness, but after a few months of aging in 750s
the funk is no...
Posted in thread: Whose Brett and Bacteria do you prefer? on 04-11-2011 at 12:49 PM
I have always used White Labs, simply because they are the most available. I've had good
success with all strains.
Posted in thread: Help! My beer is fermenting without my adding of yeast! on 04-07-2011 at 05:58 PM
You have achieved what I have been wanting to do for a while now, spontaneously fermented beer.
I would let it ferment and see what happens :)I plan to do this on purpose very soon...
Posted in thread: Lambic: Long aging, airlocks and temp swings on 04-07-2011 at 05:57 PM
With my lambics once primary is done I get rid of the airlock and replace it with a standard
silicone stopper loosely placed so any gas can escape if it needs to. I use the holed ones with
a custom ma...
Posted in thread: Identifying wild yeast based on krausen/pellicle? on 04-04-2011 at 08:29 PM
This likes the pellicle on my lambics. I typically pitch sach, brett, lacto and pedio.
Posted in thread: why a pellicle? on 04-04-2011 at 05:22 PM
I suspect cross contamination. Suggest keeping your sour beers in a separate room, at least
this is what I do and haven't had an issue yet.
Posted in thread: Hop Character gone after one week!? on 01-18-2011 at 01:17 AM
In this case I had no dry hop. Only the first one had dry hops. Last three had none.Recipes are
quite different. First two had pellets. Second two had leaf. My boil kettle now has a false
bottom, so n...
Posted in thread: Hop Character gone after one week!? on 01-17-2011 at 03:06 PM
I could understand some of the hop aroma disappearing, especially from dry-hop, but I'm talking
a complete hop bomb that masks everything, to a Belgian ale that has very little noticeable
Posted in thread: Hop Character gone after one week!? on 01-17-2011 at 01:06 PM
First, I'm really curious what the 'nasty' flavor you're describing is. No matter how many hops
you have, if you've added an infection or have oxygenated your beer, you're going to get a