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Old 08-10-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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I made myself a one gallon sour that is 9 months old now. Tastes pretty stellar. If i threw this one gallon into a keg and carbed it and let it sit could I then blend with it another one or two gallon sours in a few months?

Or should i just rack it to the keg and purge oxygen and just let it wait?

The idea is that i would like to be able to drink it while it sits and just kind of have an ever evolving sour. I adding stale beer to carbed beer is no good then I'll avoid it though.


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Old 08-10-2012, 05:03 PM   #2
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nice a keg solera. should work well given the gallon actually lasts til the blend


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Old 08-10-2012, 07:44 PM   #3
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Oh yeah, I can make this first gallon last plenty of time. I am pretty good at hiding beer away and forgetting about it. I can have two or three more gallons going in a couple weeks. Then blend in 6-9 months.

Any other sour batches will just wait till there is space in that keg...if it ever gets full. And i just have to make sure it never runs dry, which will be simple given the premise of the whole thing.

So mixing carbed and uncarbed is ok?
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As long as you can avoid oxidizing the beer during the transfers.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:31 PM   #5
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Yeah i can do that.

I just researched the term solera, had no clue this technique existed. It's pretty much exactly what I am going for, except I will be drinking from the holding vessel and filling it whenever I feel like it, vs just a holding tank that I take a set amount from every year.

This will be fun, and as long as nobody drinks all of it one night I will be fine lol


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