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BottomlandBrew
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Who knows.


The answer for all homebrewing questions.


s14suspense
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The answer for all homebrewing questions.


I like the "It depends" approach.




LSUBoo
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I'm a fan of the "relax, and have a homebrew" approach.


Fratastic423
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No lie, listening to this podcast about Berliner's and Jamil just said that adding Lactic Acid to the keg after normal fermentation to achieve the sourness is akin to microwaving a steak. Sure you can do it but it kind of tastes terrible. Figured that was fitting for the F/D board.


s14suspense
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re: Homebrewing: In-Process Thread
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Figured that was fitting for the F/D board


Absolutely.


What were some of his suggestions if you don't mind?


Fratastic423
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What were some of his suggestions if you don't mind?


Had to go to a meeting, so I am only at the grain bill stage. he is about to start talking about various souring methods.


Fratastic423
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Baton Rouge
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Okay here is the low down from jamil

Recipe
OG 1032
FG 1006
IBM 4

4.2 lbs of Pilsner
3 lb of Wheat

Mash 149

Hops:
1 oz Hallertau 4 % for 15 mins

Boil 15 mins

Pitch:
European Ale Yeast (Wyeast 1338) + Lacto (wyeast 5335) at the same time at about 67 until your sourness level is reached.

Other souring options:
Sour mash: Too inconsistent results based on the various bugs and yeast on the grains. Can produce great beers but also terrible ones.


rds dc
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Getting to make any beer stops in Colorado?


After sleeping on it I do plan on hitting Crooked Stave, probably the only place that I'll make a special effort to visit


BottomlandBrew
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re: Homebrewing: In-Process Thread
You know you want to bring back some Crooked Stave beers and build up cultures for your TD brewing friends.


rds dc
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How confident are you in the open air fermentation not totally fricking it up?


This confident.... I really have no clue. I want to move to that so that I can up my production volume without buying any new equipment. My farmhouse wit isn't ready for bottling and is tying up my carboy. I have a bucket that I wasn't planning on using but figured it would work for open fermentation.


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rds dc
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After reading up on it, it seems like 100% lacto gives varying results. Some people say it works great while others do not like the results.


Yeah, you have to get a good strain of Hetero lacto because the Homo lacto doesn't produce alcohol. I'm pretty sure Mad Ferm covers that in his blog post

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s14suspense
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That sounds like the notes I take from his shows too. Cool. Thanks.


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rds dc
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You know you want to bring back some Crooked Stave beers and build up cultures for your TD brewing friends.


I'm sure that can be arranged. I hope to score a few of their 100% brett offerings


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afreis
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Birmingham
Member since Aug 2009
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re: Homebrewing: In-Process Thread
I brewed a Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale clone this past Sunday. Can't wait to try it the color was beautiful when I was done boiling the wort.


rds dc
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Member since Jun 2008
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Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale


I always look forward to that one. Let us know how the clone turns out


LoneStarTiger
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Lone Star State
Member since Aug 2004
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re: Homebrewing: In-Process Thread
How well/long do grains store? I am considering buying extra grain when I get the ingredients for my next pale ale, but I don't want to buy extras if they wont last



Fratastic423
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Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2007
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re: Homebrewing: In-Process Thread
Uncrushed grain has a pretty decent shelf life. I wouldnt hold onto crushed grain for more than a couple of months, if that.


Fratastic423
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Baton Rouge
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I am just killing time at the office until I can go home and brew. Going to try the Berliner Weisse out since its a short boil time and its a friday night. Friends are coming over to drink/brew/watch Sharknado. So I dont want to have to be outside for 45 mins more.


BMoney
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Baton Rouge
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Looks like I'm gonna brew a Pliny clone this weekend. Tomorrow is preferred if I can get enough stuff done.


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LoneStarTiger
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I wouldnt hold onto crushed grain for more than a couple of months


crap

oh well


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