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Old 01-25-2011, 07:51 PM   #11
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Thanks so much! All the information I need!


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Old 01-25-2011, 07:53 PM   #12
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I sent Vinnie an email about this sometime back. Here is my proposed recipe and his response:

86% Pale Malt (2 Row) US
4% Aromatic Malt
4% Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L
4% Special B Malt
2% Chocolate Malt

OG: 1.060



Unfortunately, I haven't gotten around to actually brewing the beer yet.
Dude, Vinnie is the man. Not many brewers would divulge that much info about their beers. I need to try to brew this, I love Supplication.


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Old 01-26-2011, 12:45 AM   #13
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Here's what I quickly worked out on the BrewPal app here at work:

11lbs 2 row (86.3%)
0.5lb aromatic (3.9%)
0.5lb Crystal 40 (3.9%)
0.50lb Special B (3.9%)
0.25lb Chocolate (2.0%)

OG 1.063. Pretty straightforward malt bill. Now looking for an appropriate hop, although I know this is a very small portion of the overall taste of the beer. I'm not well versed in hop knowledge, but I was thinking a small 60 minute addition of a medium-high alpha acid variety would work. Northern brewer?
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Old 01-26-2011, 02:55 AM   #14
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A friend of mine wanted me to brew him a keg of this for his wedding, being under the impression that absolutely EVERYONE likes sour beer. I did a little nosing, and scrapped my plans, but then stumbled on this thread and it added the last couple of pieces.

Based on what Vinnie divulged, this is how I'd go about banging out a 5 gallon batch (don't think you'd want 10 gallons of this, hehe...) basing it on the requirements for an Oud Bruin...

Size: 6.0 gal
Efficiency: 80.0%

Original Gravity: 1.063 (1.040 - 1.074)
Terminal Gravity: 1.013 (1.008 - 1.012)
Color: 21.51 (15.0 - 22.0)
Alcohol: 6.58% (4.0% - 8.0%)
Bitterness: 22.1 (20.0 - 25.0)

Ingredients:
11.0 lb American 2-row
1.0 lb Caramel Malt 40L
1.5 lb Vienna Malt
0.5 lb Carafa SpecialŪ TYPE III
1.0 oz Perle (8.2%) - added during boil, boiled 45.0 min

Of course, add your whirlfloc and yeast nutrient. (This isn't an overly thick beer, we'd want to dry this out as much as possible.)

Nice starter of White Labs WLP530 Abbey Ale, or pitch at least two vials, and aerate the crap out of it. Hit it with O2 if you have a tank/diffusion stone.

Give it about 3 weeks in primary, keeping it above 70 degrees for the yeasties to do their thing. Rack when it hits 1.012.

Here's where I get fuzzy. Vinnie says that when this comes off to secondary, he removes the yeast. I'm assuming he's doing that by pasteurization? Either way, I doubt it'd ruin the beer if it's just racked as you normally would.

You'll need a bigger carboy than 5 gallons, to accommodate the cherries, so grab yourself a 6.5 gallon one.

Into secondary, dump a package of Brett, and give it another couple of weeks.

Into secondary, dump 2.0 lb mashed cherries, as well as a package of Belgian Sour Mix 1. For a full effect, soak 1oz of oak chips in some pinot, and add those to the secondary as well. Let that chill for 2-3 months.

Rack to a keg, stash for 6 months before carbing.

Hugely labour intensive beer, and man, if I tapped that keg after a year or so and it tasted like arse, I wouldn't be a happy bunny!
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Removing yeast is usually by filtration. With the 530 you could crash it down to 33 for a week or so and it will drop very clear.

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What Brett strain is being pitched by RR after primary fermentation? Brux?
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The Russian River page I linked earlier says 3 different strains of brett.
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Removing yeast is usually by filtration. With the 530 you could crash it down to 33 for a week or so and it will drop very clear.
Filtration.

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What Brett strain is being pitched by RR after primary fermentation? Brux?
As Sumner mentioned, they use three different strains. Since they're going off White Labs' catalog, I'm guessing Claussenii, Brux, and Lambicus. If I were doing it, I'd use Brux for the initial hit, and then just a sour mix for aging. (Granted there's Sacch, Lacto, and Pedio as well as the Brett, so would probably end up being a ways from the original.)
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Filtration.

*smacks head*

Dur.



As Sumner mentioned, they use three different strains. Since they're going off White Labs' catalog, I'm guessing Claussenii, Brux, and Lambicus. If I were doing it, I'd use Brux for the initial hit, and then just a sour mix for aging. (Granted there's Sacch, Lacto, and Pedio as well as the Brett, so would probably end up being a ways from the original.)

I feel like I remember him saying he does White Labs for most of his primary strains, but that he likes the Wyeast Bretts... maybe one of the Brewing Network interviews?
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I actually looked into this in the fall and emailed Vinnie, etc. I brewed the beer at the end of September, and will probably consider starting to taste it later in the spring. I got similar information regarding the malt schedule, and formulated a recipe based on that. I actually just used US-01 for primary fermentation after a mash at 158. I started at 1.064, transferred to secondary in a week at 1.013 (a little lower than I wanted, but such is life). Into the secondary I added a starter made from Supplication dregs, along with the White Labs sour mix vial. Also I put in 3 lbs of cherries (Oregon Fruit), and 1 oz French oak cubes that had been boiled for 5 minutes, and then aged in Pinot Noir (a pretty good bottle, too) for 6 weeks. I also made to sure seal the container the chips were stored in with teflon tape after backfilling with CO2 to be sure that the wine wouldn't turn to vinegar while the chips were hanging out for a month. Anyways, the base beer (1.013 sample) was a pretty tasty brown ale with a little sweetness. In the meantime, some action has definitely been happening in the secondary fermenter. However, I haven't noticed a real good pellicle yet. At one point the bubbler got clogged, so when I changed it out I quickly took a whiff and the beer smelled fantastic, like a great Batch 4 aroma. Anyways, the secondary will continue to hang out in my (temp stable) closet until the summer or fall. Hopefully I will remember to report results back. Our plan is to bottle cork the brews at the end of this.


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