Being that so many people contributed and that there might be other who wish to clone The Three Philosophers, I thought I'd post a final update-something you dont see much of on this forum. After getting the fermentation back on and finalizing nicely, I added 2 lbs of dried cherries (steeped, not boiled, as recommended) to the secondary for two weeks. I bottled 80% and then added Leifmans Kreik to the final 20%. After three months I have no exploding bottles. The bottles WITHOUT the kriek are fantastic with a rich cherry background. I did a side by side blind taste test with The Three Philosophers and its was WAY closer than I thought I would get (with exception of the beautiful head that all of Ommegang's beers have). The ones WITH the Kriek definitely have the lambic influence but still with the richness of the quad-very nice, but I cant wait to crack a bottle after a year of rest. I would say that the kreik is not necessary, but a fun experiment over time.