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Offline jamie_savoie

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Re: What's Brewing?
« Reply #465 on: June 12, 2018, 09:54:20 AM »
Sounds awesome Jamie!

What's your kettle sour set up/process?

1- Mash with some acid malt (something like 5-6%) (you can also use lactic acid but I find it easier using acid malt in the mash)
2- Sparge like normal and chill to 100F
3- Pitch lacto into the kettle. Either with a 2L lacto starter or open 2 caps or probiotic per litre. (I prefer making a starter using 2 caps, 5-6 days in advance). You can also pitch a handful of grains into the kettle but Iím not a fan.
4- Let it sour for 24-48h until desired pH level (aim for 3.3-3.5). A pH meter is handy here but you can also go by taste. It help speed up the process if you can keep the kettle in the 80-100F range.
5- Boil for 15 min, chill and pitch sacch yeast to clean up
6- 4-5 days after add your fruits addition if you have any
7- Ready for packaging after 2 weeks

You can also do a co pitch. So do a beer like normal, mash, sparge boil and chill. Pitch lacto starter for 2-3 days then pitch sacch. But this way you have less control on the final pH. I prefer this method for long term sour or if thereís brett involved.

For kettle sour I use Jamieson probiotic which only has lacto-plantarum. For co-pitching I use Garden of Life (which is multi strains but it got plantarum, delbrueckii and brevis)


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Re: What's Brewing?
« Reply #466 on: June 12, 2018, 10:03:24 AM »
Awesome, thanks for the details! I might have to give this a try sometime. I think my main struggle would be maintaining the proper temp for any amount of time.
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Re: What's Brewing?
« Reply #467 on: June 12, 2018, 10:24:15 AM »
Awesome, thanks for the details! I might have to give this a try sometime. I think my main struggle would be maintaining the proper temp for any amount of time.
Itís not a necessity holding the temp, it just help to sour faster. I keep my kettle at around 80-85F using 2 wine belts. Plantarum donít mind lower temp (70-80F)

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Re: What's Brewing?
« Reply #468 on: June 12, 2018, 05:04:51 PM »
Sounds awesome Jamie!

What's your kettle sour set up/process?

1- Mash with some acid malt (something like 5-6%) (you can also use lactic acid but I find it easier using acid malt in the mash)
2- Sparge like normal and chill to 100F
3- Pitch lacto into the kettle. Either with a 2L lacto starter or open 2 caps or probiotic per litre. (I prefer making a starter using 2 caps, 5-6 days in advance). You can also pitch a handful of grains into the kettle but Iím not a fan.
4- Let it sour for 24-48h until desired pH level (aim for 3.3-3.5). A pH meter is handy here but you can also go by taste. It help speed up the process if you can keep the kettle in the 80-100F range.
5- Boil for 15 min, chill and pitch sacch yeast to clean up
6- 4-5 days after add your fruits addition if you have any
7- Ready for packaging after 2 weeks

You can also do a co pitch. So do a beer like normal, mash, sparge boil and chill. Pitch lacto starter for 2-3 days then pitch sacch. But this way you have less control on the final pH. I prefer this method for long term sour or if thereís brett involved.

For kettle sour I use Jamieson probiotic which only has lacto-plantarum. For co-pitching I use Garden of Life (which is multi strains but it got plantarum, delbrueckii and brevis)

This should be a permanent note on the forum for people to easily find. Simple, straight forward, well explained.

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Re: What's Brewing?
« Reply #469 on: July 19, 2018, 08:13:39 AM »
First brew day in over 2 months it will be a basic pale ale for the rest of the summer. Now to plan something different for next week to brew.

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Re: What's Brewing?
« Reply #470 on: July 20, 2018, 09:07:32 AM »
Same here, I hadn't brewed since April 30th.
Brewed a Belgian Bruin/Belgian Dubbel (Leffe Brune Clone) on Tuesday. Not super strong or anything, but I think if it finishes where I think, it'll be something like 5.9% ABV (instead of the suggested 6.5%ABV) which is fine with me given that I'll end up with 10 gallons of it.

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Re: What's Brewing?
« Reply #471 on: July 20, 2018, 11:21:33 AM »
Oh man I'm way behind on brewing it's been super nice and busy this summer. And my keg fridge died! Gotta get back at it!
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Re: What's Brewing?
« Reply #472 on: July 20, 2018, 03:59:58 PM »
Sounds like we are all in the same boat here

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Re: What's Brewing?
« Reply #473 on: July 22, 2018, 12:48:21 PM »
Iím quite the opposite here, brewing like twice per months. Two weeks ago I did a hopfenweisse with hull melon, I have a starter ready to brew a NEIPA and I also have a lacto starter for more fruited/hoppy sours

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Re: What's Brewing?
« Reply #474 on: July 22, 2018, 01:42:39 PM »
I've gotten really behind with brewing. I'm brewing today for the first time in two months. I told myself that I wasn't making any plans besides brewing and cleaning the house inbetween.

I guess its probably a little late in the season now but I'm making some summer beers in the next few days/weeks. Today I'm brewing a Weizen, next on the list is a Belgian Pale Ale followed by a Saison.

I need to get my sour and wild beer pipeline going again...that dried up a long time ago...

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Re: What's Brewing?
« Reply #475 on: July 22, 2018, 08:40:15 PM »
I've started brewing 10 gal batches which is nice but cuts down on the variety.
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Re: What's Brewing?
« Reply #476 on: July 22, 2018, 09:03:47 PM »
Everytime I brew something really good I wish that I brewed 10Gal. Everytime I brew something awful I'm glad I brew 5Gal.

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Re: What's Brewing?
« Reply #477 on: July 22, 2018, 09:53:32 PM »
Everytime I brew something really good I wish that I brewed 10Gal. Everytime I brew something awful I'm glad I brew 5Gal.

Some weekend you want to split a 10 let me know. Like doing the 10 but wiah I have more variety

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Re: What's Brewing?
« Reply #478 on: July 22, 2018, 09:54:39 PM »
I've started brewing 10 gal batches which is nice but cuts down on the variety.

Reason we need a keg swap  :lmao: :drink:

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Re: What's Brewing?
« Reply #479 on: August 08, 2018, 06:19:57 PM »
Hump day brew night why did I do this it's so hot out. Brewing a brown ale