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Old 04-15-2009, 05:17 PM   #1
Apr 2007
western/central new york
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I'm working on a lambic recipe and I have 1 vial of wlp 655 belgian sour mix on order. I'm planning on brewing 10 gallons and I was wondering if I made a starter would it throw off the balance of the blend?
damn I gotta brew something

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Old 04-15-2009, 05:21 PM   #2
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Yes, I would recoment pitching straight.

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Old 04-15-2009, 05:31 PM   #3
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I made a starter for my last lambic and added oak chips to provide a growth lattice. It noticeably shortened the time required to develop the lactic/brett character (~2 months).
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Planned: Lambic, American IPA
Fermenting: 6 gals of 1.090 stout (Belgian) & 6 gals of 1.090 stout (English)
Tapped: Berliner Weisse, Black English IPA, German Pils, & Live Oak Primus

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