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  1. Vanderfell

    Kettle Sour Blonde Attempt

    Hello everyone. I have done a number of kettle sours in the past and had great results. This will be my latest attempt at a Sour Blonde. Anyone think I am missing anything? This is about the most extensive write up I have ever done in 5 years of brewing, so criticism is great too! Recipe Type...
  2. TNJake

    Kettle Sour- Taste more or less sour after fermentation?

    I'm currently making my first kettle sour beer that will have a raspberry fruit addition after primary fermentation. I've been tasting samples periodically while its been souring but I'm wondering how this will compare after the yeast remove the sweetness and turn it into wonderful alcohol. I...
  3. SteveHeff

    First Sour (updated pics)

    Hi everybody. November 1, 2018 I brewed a 70% Pilsner 30% wheat beer and fermented it out with US-05. Nov. 8, 2018 I tossed this 5.5 gallons on top of 43oz of blackberries and pitched WYEAST 3278. It’s been a slow process, just waiting, since then. Today, I popped the top to sneak a sniff...
  4. M

    Berliner Weisse new(?) souring method

    Hi, I'm going to brew my first ever Berliner Weisse soon. I've gone through different methods available for souring it properly. So far the most promising for me seemed tossing neutral yeast together with bacteria to chilled wort, but it bugs me (pun here!) that acidic profile of the beer would...
  5. J

    Is it time to toss my kettle sour, or should I ride this one out?

    Was planning on brewing a gose...this is my second time kettle-souring; first time went great. This time I accidentally skipped the step of bringing the wort to a boil after mashing/sparging, which I think is where my trouble began. Mashed at 150, sparged at 175, collected 7.2gal of wort in my...
  6. eugles

    Dumped last 6 batches of beer - Infected?

    My last 6 beers have been dumpers. I'm freakin bummed, but the bushes in my yard seem to be flourishing. A few months back I noticed a weird muddled sour-ish/tart taste in my fermenter sample. The beer was somewhat tart and not the neipa it was supposed to be. I brewed again and the same thing...
  7. Hurdzanbrew

    New homebrew channel hurdzanbrew!!

    Hurdzanbrew has launched on YouTube and we are thrilled to release the first video, a step by step gose brew day!! Elements of comedy and brewing together at last!! Please check it out, like it, share it, tell a friend, re watch and laugh and hopefully learn something. Check us out on instagram...
  8. 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...
  9. HerbivorousBrewer

    Wild yeast always sour?

    Hi guys, I've heard that one way to make a sour beer is to collect wild yeast by putting a jar of wort under a tree (still trying to figure out how to do this in Minnesota winter... indoor plants?). I'm curious if doing this will always result in a sour beer, or if sometimes you can collect...
  10. J

    First Potentially Infected Beer

    Hello, I am new to home brewing with 2 successful batches under my belt. I recently brewed a Neapolitan Stout kit from MoreBeer ( - KT HERE...
  11. H

    Sour Pumpkin in a Pumpkin

    Looking for any feedback from anyone who may have done this or something similar. I will be making a sour soon with some pumpkin and placing this into a 50lb pumpkin I just picked up. I plan to prep the brewed pumpkin by roasting in over and adding at the end of the boil. The vessel pumpkin...
  12. J

    Pellicle infected IPA to sour?

    So, I brewed an IPA had it fermented for 10 days, then I dry hopped and beer got infected with pellicle. I won't be able to drink beer fast enough till it turns sour, so I was thinking about adding some fruits and let it sit for a few months. Is it a good or a bad idea?
  13. Brewfawx

    First attempt at a sour, Help?

    So i recently got a smaple of some wild yeast from the coast, and after the sample fermented out it smelled sour, but in a very pleasant way. I wanted to make a sour beer with it, and wee what came from it. I was thinking of doing a sour blonde ale with strawberries, but I have no idea how to...
  14. S

    Grainfater Extract Kettle Sour.

    (Not sure if this should be posted in the Grainfater, Sour or Extract forum. Feel free to move it if you think it fits somewhere else.) I made my first sour a few months back after about 4 years of brewing. The goal was to make a sour that was * Eeasy drinking * Somewhat low ABV * Not overly...
  15. Yacov327

    Kettle Sour (surprise! low gravity)

    So I just finished a kettle sour I started four days ago. When I started I had 7.5 gal. OG 1.044. I ended with 6 gal. OG 1.027. My question is this: Why is my OG so low after my boil today? If I am an idiot ,and there is an obvious answer, then I need it. This is only my second time making...
  16. R

    How long before Pediococcus starts souring

    Hi all, We had long time plans to do a sour. So recently (14-1-2018) we set out to do a graded souring. We brewed a saison which we fermented with WLP566 (Belgain Saison II). After two weeks (28-1), when airlock activity and gravity readings came to an arrest, we pitched in a package of Wyeast...
  17. B

    Omega OYL-605 yeast starters - scaling up from 5g to 10g batches

    What’s up B’s and G’s. Looking to scale up kettle sours from 5 gallon to 10 gallon batches. I typically follow Omega’s directions for 5 gallon batches. 1 liter starters at 1.040 for wort that is 1.033 OG. I’ve read that Lance Shaner from Omega said that one liter starters would effectively sour...
  18. 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?
  19. 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...
  20. V

    Dead Yeast

    I have a question regarding over-pitching and dead yeast. Past few brews have been drinkable but with just a hint of sour and yeast. I heavily sanitize with starsan and purge my serving keg with CO2 before doing a transfer directly from corny to corny. All keg posts, utensils, lids, etc. are...