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LoneStarTiger
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Homebrewing: Malt Extracts


I noticed some recipes use so many pounds of LME plus some DME

Why would you use both?







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s14suspense
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I noticed some recipes use so many pounds of LME plus some DME


Some places package their own 6 lb jug of LME then they need a little bit more extract to get it to the right gravity so they include some DME in 1 or 3 lb increments to get there.







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LoneStarTiger
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I used Brewer's Friend and tinkered with the recipe to see the different results and it wasn't much of a change at all

another question regarding oak chips/cubes:
Do y'all re-use them or just throw them out after one use?






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s14suspense
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Do y'all re-use them or just throw them out after one use?




Hmm.. I have some oak chips in a kriek at the moment that I would consider reusing to keep a strain of wild yeast going if we brewed another sour beer.



I could see reusing them one more time possibly in stout or something like that.






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urinetrouble
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Is this your first attempt at a sour?





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s14suspense
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Is this your first attempt at a sour?




Yes. Been in the fermenter since 4/20/12... Probably going to bottle soon.

Bought corks and cages the other day.


ETA: Fratastic is also holding half a batch of Consecration clone hostage... Brewed that one around summer time I think.



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urinetrouble
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5 gallon batch? I'd love to taste it.





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s14suspense
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5 gallon batch? I'd love to taste it.



Yeah. I'll try to make that happen. Just have to get it bottled and hope that it carbonates and all correctly.






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urinetrouble
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I'd hope so after all the time invested!

I guess patience is a virtue when it comes to home-brewing.






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s14suspense
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I guess patience is a virtue when it comes to home-brewing.




Absolutely the case with sour beers... but we can whip up a pale in two weeks no problem which is nice to bring to parties or whatever.






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urinetrouble
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Absolutely the case with sour beers... but we can whip up a pale in two weeks no problem which is nice to bring to parties or whatever.



Yea, the only sour homebrew I've tried was a blueberry sour from Tetu, and I thought it was awesome. However, he said it was a complete accident and he couldn't recreate it. Damn.

Sounds like sour beers are an adventure.






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Zappas Stache
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Sounds like sour beers are an adventure. 


I did the Jester King tour this weekend. They do a lot of barrel aged sours. Brewer said they have to dump it sometimes because it comes out awful.






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urinetrouble
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I did the Jester King tour this weekend.


I really need to try some more of their stuff. All I've had from them is a saison and wasn't too impressed. But the saison is one of my least favorite styles among the craft beer varieties.

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They do a lot of barrel aged sours. Brewer said they have to dump it sometimes because it comes out awful.


Interesting. You've got to admire their experimental nature.






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Tiger Ryno
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I'm not on the JK bandwagon at this point but I'm also not a sour beer guy and I'm not gaga over the bourbon barrell aged stuff. Most of it doesn't appeal to me.

I have heard JK has experienced major quality control issues






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LoneStarTiger
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I agree with you except for the barrel aged stuff, I like that. I'm not big on sours or funk, so they just don't appeal to me





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