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    Beginner Brewer - About to attempt first Lambic Style

    One bottle definitely would not hold, a handful of bottles were so tight that the some of the plastic ribs on the corks sheared off... curious what happens with those. Still need to figure out what I'm doing with those 5 gallons eventually.
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    I'm dying ...

    Cheeers!
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    Complex sugars/starch for extract recipe?

    I'm sure you could. Isn't that a somewhat common thing for brewer's/breweries to bake with their spent grains?
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    Complex sugars/starch for extract recipe?

    I steeped a bunch of oatmeal to make ~3 gallons of "oatmeal tea" and used it to backfill headspace when I moved from 20 gallon primary to a 15 gallon secondary fermenter and ended up having way too much space. As a bonus we made a big tray of baked oatmeal from the oats themselves after we...
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    Beginner Brewer - About to attempt first Lambic Style

    Went with sweetcell's suggestion of #2. But just racked 5 gallons for longer storage and bottled 10. I now need a new bottling wand and bottle bucket for my non-sours (yay more stuff!). 11/22/21 Pulled and carbed one sample bottle with a wine thief and added some table sugar and a tiny bit of...
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    Beginner Brewer - About to attempt first Lambic Style

    Current status, I have ~15 gallons of psuedo-lambic aged 1 year in a 15gallon blue HDPE-2 barrel. So if I wanted to siphon off and bottle 5 gallons and leave 10 gallons sitting what's the best way to do this? Rack 5 gallons off to be bottled and... ... leave 10 gallons in the 15 gallon HDPE...
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    Beginner Brewer - About to attempt first Lambic Style

    ~310 Day update(!): Batch still rolling. Have done a few dreg additions of things I've liked over the months, trying to avoid adding more now and to just let it do it's own thing. Also added some oak spiral a few months ago which I neglected to add earlier. Sampled ~4 times in the last 8...
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    Beginner Brewer - About to attempt first Lambic Style

    Pictures from the transfer. Apparently didn't take photos of the oatmeal water I added. Took a sample last weekend roughly 2.25 months in. Still very dry. Still very piney with a little citrus zest. Zero brett character so far. Might add some fresh dregs next time I sample. Oatmeal water...
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    Beginner Brewer - About to attempt first Lambic Style

    Transferred to secondary last weekend, looks like I lost about 3+ gallons to excessive out-foaming + natural evaporation. Smelled kinda fruity through airlock throughout. Tasted extremely dry, bit of citrus peel flavor bit of pine needle. Not expected but not bad. Zero typical brett character...
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    Beginner Brewer - About to attempt first Lambic Style

    Noted, generally hoping for more brett funk.
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    Beginner Brewer - About to attempt first Lambic Style

    Man they're already selling out. Will look to order something hopefully.
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    Beginner Brewer - About to attempt first Lambic Style

    Oh man next time I'm in NJ I'll try to hit up East Coast Yeast in person. Not too far from some of my family. Will do. Beer happily fermenting peacefully right now.
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    Beginner Brewer - About to attempt first Lambic Style

    Brewed! Two batches combined to about an OG of 1.055ish. Went with Fleischmann Bread Yeast (cuz why not....) Yeast shot off hard, fermenting strong within an hour. People have accounted Fleischmann is belgian-like and apparently it's aggressive like belgian yeast! Within 3 hours was...
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    Adding BBQ sauce to secondary.

    Couldn't you just add some of the key ingredients to BBQ sauce instead of a commercial sauce? Some vinegar and tomato paste for example + spices?
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    Beginner Brewer - About to attempt first Lambic Style

    Hi hi! New brewer here! First post, been lurking here and other places reading and digesting for the better part of 4-5 months now in preparation. Plan to brew my first batch of lambic-style beer this weekend. Going to be making 15 gallons in two boils what feels like a fairly big batch, so...
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