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  • Posted in thread: Stripping oak flavor from a barrel on 06-24-2015 at 11:14 AM
    Blend the beer with a non-oaked beer. Time also helps tremendously. One of the problems you're
    facing is that a bourbon barrel typically has a heavy char, which provides a really dominant
    oak flavor, ...

  • Posted in thread: Ale yeast and roselare blend on 06-12-2015 at 11:16 AM
    When I use Roselare, my first batch with it, I tend to use it as-is with no other Sacc.
    Subsequent generations, I primary with sacc and secondary with Roselare. Works for me.

  • Posted in thread: Yakima Valley Hops- Simcoe Leaf 2014 on 05-01-2015 at 11:29 PM
    Got an email back from them stating that this is normal color for Simcoe (as well as citra and
    summit. Now I'm second guessing myself. I opened the bag I had vacuum sealed and they are just
    not partic...

  • Posted in thread: Yakima Valley Hops- Simcoe Leaf 2014 on 05-01-2015 at 10:02 AM
    Guess I should have gone right to the source rather than just complaining on an internet forum!

  • Posted in thread: Lacto Brevis vs. Delbruekii on 04-29-2015 at 11:40 AM
    I have a culture of brevis going and it's not showing visible signs either, but the population
    is definitely growing, and it's definitely getting sour. I just stepped it up so we'll see how
    it does. G...

  • Posted in thread: Next sour help? on 04-28-2015 at 10:54 AM
    What yeast/bacteria for the Flanders?

  • Posted in thread: Yakima Valley Hops- Simcoe Leaf 2014 on 04-16-2015 at 11:36 AM
    Did anyone else get awful quality Simcoe Leaf hops from YVH this year? I ordered them in
    December (2014 harvest) and they are brownish and do not smell like Simcoe. I'm guessing these
    are either very ...

  • Posted in thread: Canned sour cherries for oud bruin on 04-13-2015 at 10:09 PM
    I've had good luck with tart cherry concentrate. No dilution there!

  • Posted in thread: Stripping flavor from bourbon barrel on 04-10-2015 at 02:21 AM
    You can also "hide" some of the bourbon flavor by blending your beer with unoaked beer. Also I
    have found that you can make an excellent sour with a pretty strong (1.060) flemish red style
    recipe in a...

  • Posted in thread: Co-pitch Roeselare, WL Sour Blend, YB Melange for solara? on 04-09-2015 at 03:29 AM
    I think that's a great idea. Relatively expensive, but a great experiment.Interested to hear
    how the Almanac dregs beer comes out. I had a flight of 5 or 6 of their sours earlier this year
    and they we...


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