So I have wanted to do a Lambic from the moment I realized that I could make beer at home. I held off though because I knew that it was rather involved and wanted to get my sea legs under me before I embarked. Well, fast forward through 300+ gallons of homebrew and I finally felt comf enough with my technique, my system, and my knowledge of the style.(If any of you are interested in brewing Lambics of any sort, I would like to STRONGLY recommend 'Wild Brews' by Jeff Sparrow. It is invaluable reading!!)
So back in July I started the journey........................
6gal batch SG 1.056
60% Belgian Pils
40% Unmalted Wheat
4.5oz Czech Saaz Whole Flowers(4yrs old)
So I decided to go the traditional route and go full bore with a Turbid Mash.(Holy long brew day Batman.) It'll be worth it though.
Primary fermentation with Wyeast 3763 Roeselare for 14 days.
Secondary to carboy with WLP655 Belgian Sour Mix 1.
Has been kept in the mid to low 60's the entire time now.
I hit it with 10# raspberries from our farm on October 1st. Gravity was at 1.009.
Checked the gravity and tasted 1 week later. Sorta acidicly sweet with some funk coming on. 1.014.
Just checked the gravity this morning.(Jan. 6, 2012) 1.005 Tastes are starting to come around. I want a little more funk. Time will help this!! I'll keep you posted as I brew more of these and as this one comes around. Cheers!!!!!!