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Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 04-16-2014, 05:00 AM
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Posted By Soilworker
So souring wise, I think getting a saison with...

So souring wise, I think getting a saison with 3711 to sour is going to be difficult since 3711 tends to finish pretty dry and those sour bugs won't have much to eat. That being said I made a saison...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 04-16-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Soilworker
I have two beers going with ECY20 right now, a...

I have two beers going with ECY20 right now, a West Flanders Red and a Golden Sour. I racked them off primary after 1 months and 1.5 months respectively and I tasted them. I was surprised at how tart...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-13-2014, 03:25 AM
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Posted By Soilworker
Got about 3 fingers worth of dregs and beer with...

Got about 3 fingers worth of dregs and beer with 12oz of pasteurized apple cider sitting at around 90F:

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Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-05-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By Soilworker
Thanks for the info guys. I think I'm going...

Thanks for the info guys. I think I'm going attempt to culture up some of the bugs in the dregs by adding some apple juice to the bottle (emptied with just the dregs) and letting that ferment pretty...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-02-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By Soilworker
Building Up Lacto in Cascade Brewing Dregs

So I'm looking to make some pretty tart beers and would like to culture some lacto from some bottle dregs from Cascade Brewing since I've heard they have a pretty aggressive lacto strain. What is the...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-01-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 781
Posted By Soilworker
From Micheal Tonsmiere in his post about his 100%...

From Micheal Tonsmiere in his post about his 100% Brett Brux Trois IPA (http://www.themadfermentationist.com/2012/07/100-brett-trois-ipa-recipe.html) he has this to say:
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-24-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By Soilworker
ECY Bug Farm & Bug County Available on Love2Brew

Just an FYI for everyone since I've seen people looking for some East Coast Yeast.

Love2Brew has ECY VI Bugfarm, ECY20 Bug County (last offering), and their Scottish Heavy, and Kolschbier...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-23-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By Soilworker
I would suggest its more of a lack of us to...

I would suggest its more of a lack of us to properly describe this smell but a smell in general is usually described by what is smells like and those seem to be descriptors people like to use.

The...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-23-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Soilworker
For future reference it sounds like they will...

For future reference it sounds like they will ship to Canada according to their Facebook page. From a post on November 8th 2013 about ECY being back in stock someone asked about shipping to Canada...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-18-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Soilworker
What's the gravity on the sweet beer? What yeast...

What's the gravity on the sweet beer? What yeast strains did you use? How long has it been fermenting? Fermentation temp?

I would say adding lactic acid is a quick band aid at best and I don't...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-17-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,392
Posted By Soilworker
Haha just realized how old the original posts...

Haha just realized how old the original posts were on this thread. We got some zombies.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-17-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,392
Posted By Soilworker
Yes, if you use Pedio. Pedio will produce a...

Yes, if you use Pedio. Pedio will produce a noticeable amount of diacetyl and you need other bugs to clean up that diacetyl. Its common practice to pitch pedio with brett since brett will clean up...
Forum: Cider 11-14-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 104,454
Posted By Soilworker
Almost exactly how I did mine...came out awesome,...

Almost exactly how I did mine...came out awesome, just make sure you keep your fermentation temps within reason. Also I'd make sure you go off taste and not just gravity alone, when it tastes good go...
Forum: Cider 11-14-2013, 07:17 AM
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Posted By Soilworker
I used a hop bag since I didn't want to risk any...

I used a hop bag since I didn't want to risk any vegetal flavors as I don't really care for them but with such a small amount of hops you should be fine with any of those methods.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-14-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By Soilworker
You're fine as long as you sanitized the bag in...

You're fine as long as you sanitized the bag in some way and even if you didn't: RDWHAHB.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-10-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 803
Posted By Soilworker
Yeah Nottingham is a champ...you should have no...

Yeah Nottingham is a champ...you should have no issues.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-09-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By Soilworker
What yeast strain is this? Some yeasts have very...

What yeast strain is this? Some yeasts have very poor flocculation and as a result may stay in suspension longer.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-07-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 2,904
Views: 116,602
Posted By Soilworker
Awesome yeasts and some aged hops: ...

Awesome yeasts and some aged hops:

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Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-07-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By Soilworker
Refractometers are refractometers, they are all...

Refractometers are refractometers, they are all measuring the refractive index of a liquid (or gas in some cases). Scientifically I don't think there is any difference between using a refractometer...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-07-2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Soilworker
To follow up I was listening to The Brewing...

To follow up I was listening to The Brewing Network's Crooked Stave Podcast (http://thebrewingnetwork.com/shows/866) and Chad Yakobson mentions that Brett will eat through other carbohydrates,...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 11-07-2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By Soilworker
Can't see why that would be a problem. May not be...

Can't see why that would be a problem. May not be a true lambic but then again without spontaneous fermentation in Belgium it won't technically be one anyway. Mad Fermentationist used oats in his...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-04-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Soilworker
I was just going to use the 3711 and then I tried...

I was just going to use the 3711 and then I tried Epic Brewing's Elder Brett and really liked it so I picked up some Wyeast 5112. Then when I was searching online I saw the WLP 670 and picked some of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-04-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Soilworker
Yeah all those strains were pitched at the...

Yeah all those strains were pitched at the beginning. As you point out I was hoping the longer it sits the more brett character it will develop just a little worried about the low gravity and there...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-04-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Soilworker
Too Low Gravity For Brett Flavor to Develop?

I brewed a Saison not too long ago and I used Wyeast 3711 French Saison, WLP 670 American Farmhouse, and Wyeast 5112 Brett Brux. The starting gravity was 1.057 and after 13 days the gravity was at...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-31-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Soilworker
Just to follow up...I ended up decanting about...

Just to follow up...I ended up decanting about half of the liquid and then agitated the rest of it and dumped it in. It's fermenting along nicely now.
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