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Old 07-21-2013, 04:04 PM   #1
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I brewed a Flanders Red which is my first sour beer about a month ago

I used the Wyeast Roselare blend

Two questions -

I'm aging in a plastic bucket. I read some posts that this is OK, but others say it's too much oxygen.

I made too much wort so I fermented out 1 gallon separately. I added it back to the main batch last week but just pouring it in. Did I add to much oxygen to the mix? I know that's bad for sour beers.

Is this beer going to be lousy?

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Old 07-21-2013, 04:10 PM   #2
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This early on, you're fine. The concern with oxygen is that it feeds acetobacter, once it gets going, which will create more acetic acid than you want... acetic acid = vinegar. Plastic buckets work, but can allow in more O2 than is desirable over a long aging period, which is something you want to be aware of. The Mad Fermentationist, I believe, prefers plastic carboys (Better Bottles, etc).
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