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Old 08-19-2011, 10:59 PM   #11
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You guys positive that they ferment in a single vessel, bacteria working at 36 ibus, one wort, no blending?
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:34 PM   #12
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There most certainly is blending. I haven't done enough research but its my understanding that lambic producers use 3 year aged hops with little to no alpha acid because they don't want the bitterness. However the bateriostatic properties of the hops still do their job to inhibit some Enterobacteriaceae and Lactobacillus. Lactobacillus is still an aspect of lambic production but the workhorses of a lambic ferment is the Brettanomyces and Pediococcus.

One of the reasons everyone suggests low IBUs in many sour beer is because you don't need the hop bitterness to balance sweetness. Sours have acid to provide that role really. Also with the White Labs and Wyeast Lactobacillus delbrueckii have a very low alpha acid tolerance. L. delbrueckii are a homofermentative species of lactobacillus only producing lactic acid and CO2. Other strains can produce other metabolites which may or may not be desirable in beer.

Others like Oldsock may have more insight. I'm just starting to dig into the geekdom of sour and wild beers. Also don't take my word as gospel I may have misread or misunderstood something that I repeated above.
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Old 08-20-2011, 01:35 AM   #13
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Others like Oldsock may have more insight. I'm just starting to dig into the geekdom of sour and wild beers. Also don't take my word as gospel I may have misread or misunderstood something that I repeated above.
True man, I'm in the same boat, not trying to lecture anyone here I was just trying to get things straight for the OP based on my concerns, which are, of course, not even near an expert level.

Did find this from Vinne though on babblebelt, awesome slideshow.

http://www.babblebelt.com/newboard/b...esentation.ppt

Lacto gets slowed down by it, but not fully inhibited, and pedio is pretty much resistant, all per the slideshow. Check it out!
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Old 09-03-2011, 04:26 AM   #14
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Stewing on this idea still. Here's what I've got:

I'm thinking of using Willamette instead of Northern Brewer for the bittering, and Cluster for the aroma. Perhaps a touch of Crystal to support the Cluster aroma, but perhaps not.

I'll dump the Vienna for simplicity (for now).

And corn! Just a pound.

OG will be ~1.060

86% American pilsner--maybe I'm stuck with German/Belgian pils or American pale.
7% Flaked Wheat
7% Flaked Corn

I'll use Wyeast 3724 with the MrMalty calculator, and pitch some JP dregs in primary before ferment.

 
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:38 AM   #15
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Brewing a clean version of this right now to grow yeast.

12Lb Weyermann pilsner
1 Lb Flaked Barley
1 Lb Flaked Corn

Mashed at 145-147f for 90 minutes, then brought to 162f at mashout.

Target OG will be about 1.062

I'm going to bitter with Wilamette, and then finish mostly with Cluster.

60 minutes Willamette 32 IBU (Rager)

10 minutes 0.5oz cluster, 0.25oz Willamette

0 minutes 1.5oz cluster, 0.25oz Willamette

Total IBUs will be about 40 from Rager.

Pretty striking how much more aroma the Willamette hops have. We'll see what happens when I put the huge Cluster charge in at the end.

Fermenting with WLP566 Saison II

 
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Old 09-10-2011, 10:18 PM   #16
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Here's throwing the corn in:



The mash:



And in the fermenter (bottom). I use a big styrofoam box with a heating pad+controller for temp control.





The O.G. ended up at 1.065. Pretty big jump in my efficiency. I couldn't slow the boil down enough to prevent over-shooting. I wonder if it was from the corn converting more efficiently than malt.

 
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Old 09-10-2011, 11:05 PM   #17
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I like the idea, can't wait to hear how it turns out

 
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:11 PM   #18
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Should have kept the Vienna and added some rye in there too. I'm sure it'll be good as is though. I like complex malt character.

 
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:27 AM   #19
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Yeah in the future I may fix up the malt bill a bit to make it golden colored. Funny you said rye, because when I passed the grain bucket full of rye malt, it took a lot of willpower to avoid throwing it in.

I thought it would be best to start off simple and pale, so I could concentrate on analyzing the hop profile, which is the most likely flaw I expect. Also, from my experience, simple pale beers are always delicious. Darker malts on the other hand are an area where I screw up frequently.

And an update: Fermentation started at 68f, and I brought it to 77 over 3 days. I'll hold it at 78 for a week after that. Unlike the other saison strains I've used (3724, 3725, 3711), this one needed a blowoff tube! Only a little bit though. I gave it a huge starter and a rich wort, plenty of oxygen, and little headspace, so I was asking for it.

 
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:14 AM   #20
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rye would have been a natural, but i love the corn addition here... my next beer is highly likely a saison and i've been wanting to do a "black saison" and i'm curious as to how this comes out...

 
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