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Forum: Soda Making 01-09-2014, 02:37 AM
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Posted By levifunk
lacto soda

I am a complete newbie to the soda world, so excuse my ignorance.

I know quite a bit about fermentation and feel very comfortable with it. I got the idea to make lacto fermented soda for my...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 12-16-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 45
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Posted By levifunk
We've got a couple commercial size batches going...

We've got a couple commercial size batches going right now using the lessons learned in this experiment. They will be sold early 2014 in the Minneapolis area.

In general it seems to be very hit...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 12-06-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By levifunk
You are going to want to clean it. Up to you how...

You are going to want to clean it. Up to you how strong you want to clean it though. If left untouched, you may end up with straight vinegar next batch.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 12-06-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 39
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Posted By levifunk
You are kind of in a pickle here. You want to...

You are kind of in a pickle here. You want to kill the aceto or it will continue wrecking your beer, but don't want to kill the rest of the bugs. I don't think the addition of boiling water will...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 12-05-2013, 05:12 PM
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Posted By levifunk
In its inception, geuze was made by just using...

In its inception, geuze was made by just using some young lambic to get the mature lambic to bottle condition. It was a reflection of the champagne method and learning how to carbonate beer. There...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 12-05-2013, 04:46 PM
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Posted By levifunk
Its just a 5 gallon barrel, so I would boil 5...

Its just a 5 gallon barrel, so I would boil 5 gallons of water and dump it in there. Let the really hot water soak in there for a day. I might even repeat that process once or twice.

Also, yea,...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-29-2013, 07:36 PM
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Posted By levifunk
Fermenting cider with its must?

Has anyone tried adding back a portion of the must after pressing to the juice? Would the addition of skins do anything?
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-29-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By levifunk
oh wow, yea, keep an airlock on it. At a year it...

oh wow, yea, keep an airlock on it. At a year it won't be overly sour, just tart. Let it keep going. Also, you should wait until the base is ready before adding fruit.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-29-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By levifunk
We have thought about fruiting some of the...

We have thought about fruiting some of the fermented ciders, but that is something we can experiment with using some of our final product.

ECY has a couple brett strains we didn't use last year,...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-29-2013, 02:57 PM
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Posted By levifunk
Actually, after a year, there likely isn't going...

Actually, after a year, there likely isn't going to be much CO2 activity to speak of. I would think you would be fine sealing it. What is the gravity at?

There is still activity going on, but...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-29-2013, 02:52 PM
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Posted By levifunk
Brett Cider Experiment panel (round 2)

Last year's (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f127/100-brett-cider-390118/index3.html#post5050594) brett cider panel was a great success. We learned a ton about how the different strains perform in cider...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-24-2013, 09:37 PM
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Posted By levifunk
I've got a bit of experience with this and I...

I've got a bit of experience with this and I would say yes, you want to use aged hops. People don't realize it, but lambic wort is heavily hopped. More than some IPA recipes! I scaled Cantillon's...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-15-2013, 05:28 PM
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Posted By levifunk
I think the Rodenbach GC bottle was a '94. ...

I think the Rodenbach GC bottle was a '94.

One thought on the lacto and pedio pitch. It seems lacto creates acidity much faster, so it could be seen beneficial to get the ph down quickly and then...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 10-11-2013, 08:12 PM
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Posted By levifunk
Brewers keep using lacto because its the best...

Brewers keep using lacto because its the best souring bacteria for quick brews. Pedio produces diacetyl that requires Brett and time to clean up. Pedio can also go through sick stages. So, while...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 09-05-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 45
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Posted By levifunk
Not a whole lot more I can say really. WY Brux...

Not a whole lot more I can say really. WY Brux and Fantome have been the crowd favorites. Custer is very good, but seems to be somewhat polarizing. Still working with the orchard and trying to get...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 09-05-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,547
Posted By levifunk
Not a whole lot more I can say really. WY Brux...

Not a whole lot more I can say really. WY Brux and Fantome have been the crowd favorites. Custer is very good, but seems to be somewhat polarizing. Still working with the orchard and trying to get...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-29-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,898
Posted By levifunk
Not that they quit, but that they will have a...

Not that they quit, but that they will have a fresh source of simple sugars (fructose). Sacc probably picks up again as well as Brett and they ferment those out. After the sugars are gone, the...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-29-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By levifunk
I'm not a microbiologist, so I don't understand...

I'm not a microbiologist, so I don't understand the technicalities of all this, but my understanding is that, while there are some strains of lacto that can produce acetic acid in certain...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-28-2013, 07:16 PM
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Posted By levifunk
Sacc and Lacto act quickly, Brett and Pedio take...

Sacc and Lacto act quickly, Brett and Pedio take time. If you only wait a few months, you will have very little influence coming from the brett/pedio side and the beer basically tastes like a...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-02-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,547
Posted By levifunk
Here is an update: ...

Here is an update:
http://www.funkfactorygeuzeria.com/2013/06/cider-fermentation-panel-bottling.html

Brux and Fantome have been the crowd favorites, with Custer close behind.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-02-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By levifunk
No, it won't burn off the alcohol. Depending on...

No, it won't burn off the alcohol. Depending on what temp you pasteurize at, theoretically some alcohol may evaporate, but if you've ever distilled, you'd know it takes a LONG time.

I don't know...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-01-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By levifunk
So lets assume the flask had S-04 in it and that...

So lets assume the flask had S-04 in it and that is what is fermenting currently. You could pasteurize that portion, add it to the other 2 gallons, and then try a spontaneous fermentation. There...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 08-01-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By levifunk
I think more important than location would be...

I think more important than location would be time for you.
http://www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/USFL0438

Looks like January is your lowest average lows. If you had a...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-26-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By levifunk
It is a concern many breweries have, and you will...

It is a concern many breweries have, and you will just have to find a brewer that is willing to look into it with you. My stuff doesn't touch O'so Brewing's regular stuff.

If the brewery doesn't...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 07-23-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By levifunk
ah, I understand what you are saying now. i...

ah, I understand what you are saying now. i thought you were saying 100% brett in primary.
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