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Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 06-05-2014, 03:03 PM
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Say if I want to add some funk to a brew could I...

Say if I want to add some funk to a brew could I add a brett in the secondary ? It suppose to stay in the secondary for 3 months. It's a 10% quad with cherries and oak chips. Should I add the brett...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 06-03-2014, 08:44 PM
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All clear, I should try a 100% brett. ...

All clear, I should try a 100% brett.

Lambic blends do have lacto in them - makes perfect sense.

Would you use brett b or l for a 100% brett ?
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 06-03-2014, 06:10 PM
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BTW since we are talking about brett - I read...

BTW since we are talking about brett - I read some blog what people are making Golden Ales/Tripel with only Brett. Won't that be sour ?
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 06-03-2014, 06:09 PM
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I hear you on brett and sugar - it converted 6lbs...

I hear you on brett and sugar - it converted 6lbs of raspberry into powder. I can't see any seeds :)
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 06-03-2014, 05:16 PM
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I try to make a Lindemans framboise clone - well,...

I try to make a Lindemans framboise clone - well, I didn't expect I'd succeed from the first try :), however althou I mashed it at 156 i wonder if I should have mashed it even higher to get the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-03-2014, 05:12 PM
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So does it have the honey and peach notes when...

So does it have the honey and peach notes when you made it from the kit ?

In the past I used both ardennes and goldings and I don't remember getting those notes. I can't imagine the cynic ale is...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-02-2014, 11:04 PM
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Surly's CynicAle : What Hops ?

If you had a Cynic Ale by Surly I am sure you did like the peach/apricot & honey aroma it got. the can, yes, they only sell cans it states

"Oh great, a fizzy yellow beer in a can, thatís just...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 06-02-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 15
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Lambic almost ready to bottle

Alright so one year ago I decided to attempt a raspberry lambic. I used 6lbs or frozen raspberry. I got no pellicule on top, it's all great. I tested it it turned out sour, it's more like a sour than...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-15-2014, 08:08 PM
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Posted By theQ
One of my favorite yeast. Makes strong and...

One of my favorite yeast. Makes strong and flavorful beers. I love it.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-05-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
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So no extra sanitation, do I boil them ? I don't...

So no extra sanitation, do I boil them ? I don't want to loose their aroma.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-02-2014, 04:58 PM
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Oak Chips in Carboys

Hello,

How do handle oak chips in a secondary and secondly how to I put them in the carboy without having issues later (removal and siphoning) ?

Thanks!
Q
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 05-02-2014, 01:20 PM
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Bottling Belgians

Hi,

I've been bottling belgians for a while. I usually keg the ales but belgians i like to age a bit more. I use a corker and a net. Works pretty good but I need special bottles for them.

I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-02-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By theQ
I was also wondering how much raisins should I...

I was also wondering how much raisins should I use ? in a 5 gals ?
Forum: Belgian and French Ale 04-30-2014, 09:32 PM
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>I usually use Ardennes yeast with this but am...

>I usually use Ardennes yeast with this but am trying Wyeast 1214 fermented at a high temperature.

Gordon can you tell me a bit more about the fermentation profile for both yeasts ? I can...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-29-2014, 03:33 PM
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it's a darker beer, a quad 10abv, close to a...

it's a darker beer, a quad 10abv, close to a stout in color so the pectine haze won't matter plus it's in the style. On top of that I will to age it in secondary for few good months. So all might...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-29-2014, 11:41 AM
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Do put them in hot water before pureeing to avoid...

Do put them in hot water before pureeing to avoid infection issues?

I read people do 100% Brett beers. Any difference between B and L strains?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-29-2014, 01:25 AM
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Srm ?

I made a 5.5lbs of it from 4lbs of sugar. I aimed for 290F but I hit 300F by accident

Things I observed.

1. Use a tall pot so when you do this ( avoid splattering hot liquid)
2. It took a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-27-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By theQ
Rasins in a longer secondary

Hi,

I am fermenting a quad. Brewed it yesterday. The recipe asked for fresh cherries but since I made a double batch I want to use raisin for the other 5 galons. It's a long secondary like 90...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-11-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
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Thanks all for the quick responses... I will try...

Thanks all for the quick responses... I will try pennies till I find the legs. Another friend suggested that I'd rotate the current one to get by - thought that was good idea too.

I don't have keg...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-11-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By theQ
Corny Keg Lid

Hello,

I changed gaskets/orings on one of my corny kegs but the locking lever it's on the soft side so I am a bit concerned it's not putting enough pressure to close it tight. Is there a way to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-05-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By theQ
Anyone kegs hefes ? I am curious on the...

Anyone kegs hefes ? I am curious on the carbonation "strategy".

What I do usually is 25psi for 3 days. that worked with all the beers I made but it's shooting from the hip.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-04-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By theQ
62F/17C that would be the cold side...

62F/17C that would be the cold side...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-03-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By theQ
Wow - thanks a lot for the detailed description. ...

Wow - thanks a lot for the detailed description.

I use BeerSmith and I looked at the temp graphs once but now makes more sense. I also read about Melanoidin malt that would bring some similar...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-03-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By theQ
thanks Qhrumphf, I hear what you saying -...

thanks Qhrumphf, I hear what you saying - chilling is not a precise science :), I did chill it to 62F in 7hours, before the fermentation started.

I am going to report back in few weeks. I usually...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-03-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By theQ
I did not oxygenate in purpose but I did...

I did not oxygenate in purpose but I did recirculate back into the boiler via the chill plate till the output temp was right to collect(66F) that might have oxygenated the wort. I can't measure the...
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