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Al B
01/12/07 10:12 AM  
Wild Ale w/ B. lambicus
Brewed a 3 gal batch at 1.053 using WY Brett lambicus as sole fermenter. After a month, final is hovering at 1010.

Pitched with about 300ml fresh lambicus into nonaerated wort. Fermentation was 70-72F. Pulled a sample this week - results were dry, not sour, slight fruityness of pie-cherries! I suspect in time more Brett character will increase, but its more like a pale ale with a wild edge right now.

Waiting to see if gravity falls a bit more, then bottle. I think this will be a swap brew.........hint hint.

Al B lambicus

01/12/07 11:14 AM  
Re: Wild Ale w/ B. lambicus
Oh, hint taken! Please be sure to hold on to a few, no question there will be an all-brett brewed swap in '07. I'm being a little self-serving for this one though, I reallyreally want to take part. Looks like the brett barley wine will take too long so I expect to be going in with one of the two beers I'll be making in the next couple of weeks (Berliner Weisse and a country ale sorta thing).

I hope the lambicus that went in to finish the barley wine does what yours did! That would sure make one fine flavor profile.

Back to the yet unscheduled swap, one reason I really don't want to have to bow out is I am hoping I can get us some real attention with that one. Not looking to make money or anything, but I would love to tell the world what we are doing on this front, I think we are being real pioneers here. So I intend to try and attract Zymurgy ort BYO to it in the hopes of getting the transcript published.

Al B
01/12/07 11:21 AM  
Re: Wild Ale w/ B. lambicus

By the way, I didn't give you lambicus, I thought you had changed your mind and wanted the mysterious Fantome Brett instead.

01/12/07 11:58 AM  
Re: Wild Ale w/ B. lambicus
Oh. Any thoughts on what that might do as a finishing thing?
Al B
01/12/07 12:42 PM  
Re: Wild Ale w/ B. lambicus

But I didn't give ya the other 2 Fantome Bretts (those were really scary)!

Well, I think that one is similar to lambicus but not pie-cherry. Its not smoky or horsey. Once you try the saison I did with the same brett, you'll see, perhaps.

01/12/07 02:04 PM  
Re: Wild Ale w/ B. lambicus
Sounds like fun. Actually brett is often a bit of a gamble, for all I know this one will be better than lambicus. Not smoky or horsey both sound like where I was going, only 2 more months before a gravity test!! Actually it is convenient that you used the same bug in the same way, that does present a great crystal ball opportunity.
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