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Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-04-2011, 05:53 PM
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@jeepinjeepin: My logic is that freshly-picked...

@jeepinjeepin: My logic is that freshly-picked berries are better because they have naturally occurring wild yeast suited for breaking apart the sugars. I know that this is generally preferred in...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-02-2011, 01:01 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By jibby
blackberries in lambic

I have a quite a lot of ripe blackberries in my backyard. More than I can use. I also have some lambic base that's been going for a few months. Has anybody made a blackberry lambic? How many pounds...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-08-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,177
Posted By jibby
Lambic - to airlock or tinfoil?

I have a question about the role of oxygen in lambic fermentation. Like most homebrewers, I use a glass carboy. In your experience when making a Lambic, do you find that using an airlock produces a...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 06-17-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By jibby
adding cherries to Flanders Bruin

I have a Bruin that has been souring for 4 months total now, 2 of those months at 65-70F, 2 at 80F. I tasted it the other day and it tastes very much like Rodenbach Foerbier, the unblended,...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 04-26-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By jibby
You would use less cherries than grapes? But as I...

You would use less cherries than grapes? But as I understand, the well-regarded Krieks (3F, Oud Beersel) use 3-4 lb/gallon.

This ...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 04-26-2011, 04:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By jibby
using grapes in Lambic

I have a couple lambic and bruin bases fermenting in my cellar, which I want to use in a couple months to make fruit beers with. I'm interested in a few berries, but for the purpose of this post,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-08-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By jibby
Lactobacillus and Saccromyces together?

I want to make a light, well balanced sour beer that finishes relatively quickly (a few weeks). The time factor means that I can't use Brett to sour it, since that would take months. I was thinking a...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-18-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 847
Posted By jibby
base for kriek

I have some cherries in my freezer (about 5lb) that I want to use to make a kriek. I've never brewed a lambic before and there are a lot of complicated techniques floating around, like turbid step...
Forum: General Techniques 11-28-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By jibby
creating multiple experimental batches

I am playing around with ingredients and I'm wondering how best to approach this scientifically. For example, say I wanted to try out different combinations of spices, while keeping everything else...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-28-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By jibby
reusing belgian bootles and wire hoods

I'm starting to brew Belgian beers, and to save money (since Belgian bottles are so expensive), I've starting saving up commercial Belgian bottles. The question is: first of all, are there any...
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