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Posted in thread: Questions about barrels and starting a solera on 10-12-2015 at 06:05 PM
I'm thinking about starting a solera type sour saison barrel. Ideally I would like to find a
freshly emptied barrel from a local winery in the 30 gallon range, but haven't started looking
yet. Id like...
Posted in thread: Varietal honey and brett/bacteria question on 08-07-2014 at 03:12 PM
I have vials of wlp645 brett C, wlp677 lacto, and wlp665 Flemish ale blend that I'd like to do
meads with, but space and carboys are limited. I currently have a batch with wlp665 Belgian
sour mix goin...
Posted in thread: Varietal honey and brett/bacteria question on 08-06-2014 at 04:30 PM
Thanks for the replies. My thought was that if brett and bacteria can eat esters from other
yeast, they could devour what contributes to honey taste/aroma as well. It had occurred to me
that sour mead...
Posted in thread: Varietal honey and brett/bacteria question on 08-05-2014 at 04:01 PM
I plan on making a few experimental meads with brett and bacteria. Will the brett/bacteria wipe
out the flavor and smell from a varietal honey? I don't want to waste my good stuff (buckwheat
& orange ...
Posted in thread: White labs lactobacillus questions on 06-09-2014 at 12:53 PM
I guess it's just a matter of what works for you then? I asked, because I saw a thread some
where (can't find it) that was very similar to dantheman13's reply. I was under the impression
that this was...
Posted in thread: White labs lactobacillus questions on 06-05-2014 at 11:58 AM
Thanks for the info. For the pre-boil souring, I plan to briefly boil, just to sterilize the
wort, then sour, and boil again. For the Berliner, I'll either do the pre boil souring or a 15
min boil and...
Posted in thread: White labs lactobacillus questions on 06-03-2014 at 04:28 PM
This is the first time I'm attempting to use lacto (white labs), and have a few questions. I'm
interested in doing some pre-boil souring and maybe a berliner with lacto pitched a day or so
before the ...
Posted in thread: How much headspace is too much? on 04-13-2014 at 05:33 AM
Thanks for all the information. What is an appropriate amount of head space? Most the pictures
in the Pellicle Photo Collection have a good bit of empty head space. Also, if using fruit or
juice, do y...
Posted in thread: How much headspace is too much? on 04-11-2014 at 10:50 AM
My thinking is the same as Hresvelgr's, but I don't know if it is right. I've been reading that
the bung seal is not totally air tight, and that's my concern.ABV should be around 5-6%. It was
a bit of...
Posted in thread: How much headspace is too much? on 04-10-2014 at 05:45 PM
I'm just getting into making wild brews and wanted to know how much headspace is too much? I
have 4 gals of a braggot of sorts in a 6 gal carboy that I added brett C to about a week ago.
My plan was t...