Originally Posted by AnOldUR
Came here looking for progress reports, but you're probably doing your best to just let this one sit. Finally pitch my Roeselare last night. Smack pack didn't swell much and I hung onto it for longer than planned, so I'm a little nervous about its viability. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed and following yours here to see what to expect. Looking forward to any updates.
No real updates to offer, Herm. I didn't get any spectacular swelling from the smack pack when I first brewed this, so I wouldn't worry. The bugs are super-attenuators that will easily handle the ferment. It will start slowly, but you should expect a very creamy looking krausen once it really gets under way though it won't be explosive, IME.
FireBrewer swung by during Monday's brewday and I pulled a sample for him - the Pedio
is definitely doing its thing because we both noticed substantial diacetyl which will be cleaned up during the LONG aging. Slight Brett
yness and sour edges are developing, though more recognizeable in the nose than in the taste. It's coming along as expected.