Re: Feeding the funk bucket
This is a twist in the subject...
I originally read Dump Bucket instead of Funk Bucket.... This reminded me and funny story.
On my home bar, I have a tap system with a drain plate.... The drain plate dumps into a sealed 5 gallon bucket. About once every 2-3 months I dump the bucket. The dump bucket would be pretty nasty smelling and looking! So, I decided when I wasn't using the bar, I would plug the hole in the drain plate. This could keep the smell from quaffing out and oygen from sneeking into the bucket and creating a bigger stink! I started to notic that the dump bucket would acquire a more Belgian Bacterial Fermented sourness and cheesey smell and would grow a pedicle type skin... I always thought, .... Hmmmm, what bugs are in there? I wonder what a smalll addition would do to a Belgian type beer? I never got the courage up to taste the 3 moth old Dump Bucket liquid, but the smell was intriguing, ;-} I even thought of taking some this liquid and doing a quick boil and adding the soured dump bucket liquid into a fermenting beer or even the boil of a batch...
Now that everybody is ready to vomit.... :-O
Any comments on this weirdness....?