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  1. Rett03

    Don’t know why I keep getting lacto infections

    I am a new brewer and I have finished three beers and have a fourth in primary fermentation now. All of them tasted great before I bottled and primed, but when I open them two weeks later they’re mostly flat and sour. After the first one I figured I wasn’t sanitizing carefully enough so I...
  2. F

    Stuck kettle sour

    Ok, long story short-ish: I started a kettle sour a week ago. Pre-acidified to 4.2 pH (overshot a bit, target was 4.3). Pitched a year old pack of Omega Lacto at 90F, planned to let it roll over the weekend while I was away then finish the boil Monday. Well, pH only dropped to 3.8. I let it roll...
  3. Gnomebrewer

    Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer Really Easy Fruit Sour

    This has become a staple beer at my house. It's loved by non-beer drinkers, lager drinkers and craft beer drinkers. Kegs go faster than anything else I make. This is really simple, using the co-pitching method (sacch and lacto go into the ferment at the same time) which is easier than kettle...
  4. Tyler Hurst

    Berliner Weisse SOS (save our sour!)

    so this is my second sour beer attempt, (using my sour beer only equipment!) Making a 5 gal Berliner Weisse 4 lbs Pilsen 3 lbs American wheat Mashed at 150 for 60 mins Boiled 15 mins 1 oz Hellertau hops Cooled to 120 pitched 2 vials of White labs Lactobacillus Delbreukii Racked to glass...
  5. M

    Fermenting my own mustard

    Thought that with meats, this would be an appropriate spot for this, and wanted to share my recipe: 1 cup (172 g) Black mustard 1/2 cup (86 g) Yellow mustard 1/2 cup (86 g) Spicy Yellow mustard 3 tbs (42 g) himalayan pink salt 4 cups (32 oz/910 g) filtered dechlorinated water 3 cloves of garlic...
  6. Z

    How long does KETTLE soured beer (Flemish red) last?

    I'm planning on doing the Heiress De Bourgogne AG kit from Northern Brewer: It's a kettle soured version of a Flemish red. Duchess De Bourgogne is one of my favorites. But how long will this kettle...
  7. A

    Lacto infection woes

    i brewed my newest creation: Southern Charm (pecan pie stout) At 6 weeks OG went from 1.054 to 1.022 My calculations expected to come down to 1.008 Against my better judgement I added Safale-04 to hopefully finish fermenting the sugars that still remain, however 3 days later the wonderful signs...
  8. 6midgets

    How long to fruit?

    I recently brewed a Kettle sour. I had a starting gravity of 1.048. I let it ferment down to a gravity of 1.015. I then racked it onto 5# of kiwis and 5#of green pears. I saw airlock activity for 3 days after i added the fruit. My question is how long should i keep it on fruit before i keg?
  9. N

    Freeze-dried yogurt cultures for Berliner Weisse

    I am going to make a Berliner Weisse but around here where I live it´s very very difficult to get some lacto strain specifically for beer. But I can get some yogurt cultures ( Danisco yogurt cultures) so I wanna give it a try. I have couple of conserns and questions involving what strain to use...
  10. Northerngal

    Kettle Soured Raspberry Blonde

    9 lb 2row 1 lb pilsner 0.5 lb crystal malt BIAB Style Mash at 158 for an hour with 7.5 gal water. Remove & squeeze bag. Sour with lacto; brew belt for 3 days at 95F until pH of 3.5 or 3 (to preference) Boil for an hour to kill lacto. I don't use hops in this beer, obviously they can be added...
  11. J

    Lacto from yogurt?

    I've been thinking about making a sour and harvesting lacto from a yogurt culture. I read this post where OP used a unique drink called Bio-Salud to get some lacto bugs but he said that the culture contains L. acidophilus...
  12. W

    Is my beer infected? See pics

    I brewed an ordinary bitter 11 days ago. It spent 8 days in the primary and then racked over to the seconday. I did use 1/2 tsp of geletin when moving over to the secondary which I have never done. I heated the 1/2 tsp up in the microwave with 1 cup of water and then allowed it to cool prior...