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SteveG
02/18/08 02:26 PM  
Anyone have a Flemish-type red?
Just askin. I got one, pretty happy with it. Bugs courtesy of Al!
Cisco
02/18/08 02:42 PM  
Re: Anyone have a Flemish-type red?
Yep. A two year old that started out as an amber saison and then I dumped in the Roeselare. Half of it got sour cherries which I bottled a couple months ago.
Ryan
02/18/08 02:47 PM  
Re: Anyone have a Flemish-type red?
My red is rolling on Al's woodchips...should have news in about 18 months.

r

Baums
02/19/08 09:56 AM  
Re: Anyone have a Flemish-type red?
Yup, Roeselare-style in a small barrel. Tried to keep the maltiness up, with a little Munich and no lightening adjunct (corn, etc). We'll see how it goes.
SteveG
02/19/08 10:04 AM  
Re: Anyone have a Flemish-type red?
Let me clarify, I didn't mean in process. I was hoping to build interest in a swap. Do you have one you could mail out in the near future?
TedJ
02/19/08 12:24 PM  
Re: Anyone have a Flemish-type red?
Steve, I have one bottled, not a true Flemish Red but close. Recipe was more of a oud bruin/Goudenband but I used Roeselare blend and added some oak, no fruit. It's swapable.
peteC
02/19/08 12:37 PM  
Re: Anyone have a Flemish-type red?
I have one bottled. Brewed 3 yrs ago. Been in the bottle for about 2 yrs now. Primaried with Roselaire blend and then 6 months in a bucket.

Only 12 champagne bottles left but I'm sure several could go in a swap.

LaFolie like in terms of acetic quality.

peteC

SteveG
02/19/08 01:53 PM  
Awesome - I smell a swap!!
OK then, there are at least four of us. That's all I need to hear, all you guys interested in mailing a beer to each other?
Cisco
02/19/08 03:29 PM  
Re: Anyone have a Flemish-type red?
I could be talked into it.
peteC
02/19/08 05:07 PM  
Re: Anyone have a Flemish-type red?
No fruit in mine and yes, I could be in. peteC
BPotts
02/19/08 05:11 PM  
Re: Anyone have a Flemish-type red?
I have one, but only in 750 champagne bottles....
Jim D
02/19/08 05:18 PM  
Re: Anyone have a Flemish-type red?
Hey guys,

...twist my arm! My Flanders Red is about 2 yrs old now, done well in competitions (BOS runnerup at Vail Big Beer Fest in Jan.), and perhaps in need of a critique from Babblers that love their sours. The batch was split 3 ways, 1 the base, 1 w/ cherry, and 1 with raspberry.

Jim

TedJ
02/20/08 01:06 PM  
Re: Anyone have a Flemish-type red?
Schedule is tight for next few weeks but I'll go for it. Visited Rodenbach and Verhaeghe last summer so I'm primed.
SteveG
02/20/08 01:15 PM  
Re: Anyone have a Flemish-type red?
Man, looks like I asked the right question! OK then, we have 6 - me, Cisco, TedJ, peteC, BPotts and Jim D. Mine would be shipping out in 12ozers - Ben, Pete, you sure you are OK with sending out 5 750s? If so then I just need one thing to proceed - well three things. A shipping address for Ben, Pete and Jim. Please send to steve at cmg dot net.

At this point with 6 I think we need to call this swap closed.

BPotts
02/20/08 03:24 PM  
Re: Anyone have a Flemish-type red?
Let me check and see what the stock looks like....not sure I want to send out 5 750's just yet, they're pretty young in the bottle, but if I have enough it's cool.....i'll let you know later tonight or early tomorrow.
Scott R
02/20/08 03:46 PM  
Re: Anyone have a Flemish-type red?
Damn! Looks like I hadn't been following this thread closely enough and I missed my chance! If anyone drops out, please let me know as I'd like to take part in this. If not, good luck with the swap.

Scott (R)

TedJ
02/20/08 04:46 PM  
Re: Anyone have a Flemish-type red?
Ben, Maybe we could hookup locally and save you a 750. I'm in Phoenixville. Will you be at Iron Hill North Wales on Sat for WOW?
CDH
02/20/08 06:40 PM  
Re: Anyone have a Flemish-type red?
I've got 2 bottles left, so not enough to swap, sadly.
BPotts
02/20/08 08:07 PM  
Re: Anyone have a Flemish-type red?
I've decided that I will just use the 5 12'ers I have of this beer. I was saving them to perhaps enter in the NHC this year (or maybe next), but, honestly, I'll probably get much better feedback here, from people who really appreciate this type of beer...plus, I'm damn curious to see what other people have come up with.

My beer is young in the bottle, and DOES contain fruit, but I think it definitly qualifies for the swap. It's slightly spritzy but not fully carbed by any means. Doesn't really matter for such a vinuous product IMO. The base of this beer did really well in competiton (Sean White scored it a 44 as a Red in a relatively recent comp.), and while originally brewed with lambic in mind, it seems to have to taken on more flemish red qualities (placed 2nd as red then 3rd as a lambic - in same combined category!). I blended that beer with more black cherry juice, added oak, and dregs of various beers containing bugs. The result iss a more tart, complex brew. I'm very happy with it, and think- hands down- it's a step up from the base beer.

Ted - I will be there Saturday for the results, I'd definitly be down to bring bottles to swap, in order to save on shipping.

BPotts
02/20/08 08:12 PM  
Re: Anyone have a Flemish-type red?
Steve - you've got mail
BPotts
02/21/08 11:16 PM  
Re: Anyone have a Flemish-type red?
Ted, if you see this before saturday, still down to trade in person? Let me know so I make sure to bring my red to Iron HIll...
SteveG
02/22/08 11:16 AM  
Re: Anyone have a Flemish-type red?
Hey, I think I'm in the Philly area next weekend. Visit to Jim K. Maybe I can figure something out for the way down or back that involves the 3 of use swapping off.
SteveG
02/22/08 11:19 AM  
Re: Anyone have a Flemish-type red?
BTW Scott - so far no address from Pete or Jim (got Bens). If I don't hear in a week from them we can take you. I have your address already Scott, stay tuned...
TedJ
02/22/08 11:44 AM  
Re: Anyone have a Flemish-type red?
Ben, I will bring the Flemish Red/Bruin with me to IH tomorrow and we can swap.

Steve, if you will be around Philly on Sun 3/2 (working on 3/1), let's get together and swap or whatever. I'll tell Foley. Did you get the educational materials that I sent on Monday?

peteC
02/22/08 06:46 PM  
Re: Anyone have a Flemish-type red?
I'm trying to decide what to do since I only have 750s available (and only 12 left in total after 2 yrs in the bottle).......... and a limited # at that.

any thoughts? would 12 oz folks be willing to send two 12oz bottles to me in exchnage for the 750s?

peteC

SteveG
02/22/08 08:08 PM  
Re: Anyone have a Flemish-type red?
I could send a 12 of something else.
Cisco
02/23/08 10:51 AM  
Re: Anyone have a Flemish-type red?
Mine is in little 6oz bottles. On previous swaps I have always sent 750s because that's all I ever have and didn't expect to get the same volume in return. I decided for sour beers that it would more practical to put it in smaller bottles since I can't drink a big bottle of sour beer, my guts complain sometimes. Ever try to drink a bottle of Cantillon by yourself???? You better have a full stomach of food.

If you really cherish the few bottles you have left then I would suggest not taking part in the swap because what you get in return is always a crap shoot on whether you'll think the beers you received were worth losing what you already know is a great beer to your palette. That's what I would do.

BPotts
02/23/08 11:37 AM  
Re: Anyone have a Flemish-type red?
Yeah, that's why I decided to just use my last few 12's. Though I was saving these, I think it's still a great opportunity to discuss the results of various techniques and ingredients aimed at a similar goal, and how these worked/failed in getting there. And these are Flander's Reds, not just any type of beer, so it will be that much more interesting. These beers are going to have a MUCH wider range of flavors as opposed to say a "pale ale" swap.

With that said, if I only had the 750's it would be a tough decision for me as well, I really like this beer! Maybe you'll get something you like just as much or a lot more though...

Like steve said, I could send a 12 of something else (I think I only have 5x12 oz reds left).....i have lots of different bottle conditioned stuff....

BPotts
02/24/08 09:09 AM  
Re: Anyone have a Flemish-type red?
Steve - met up with Ted yesterday at WOW, I gave him a bottle to give you in case you two end up meeting in order to swap.... not sure I'll be around next weekend and I figured it would be easier than mailing.
SteveG
02/24/08 05:48 PM  
Re: Bottle size
I thought I'd throw in, I personally never cared about an ounce to ounce match on swaps. The 6 oz size Cisco has might seem like a rip-off if you are sending out a 750. But in his case in particular, I'd rather have 6 ozs than a keg of what alot of people brew!

750 is really not a great size for swaps, its a lot to drink when you have a line-up. IMO the best all-round size is 6 oz, more than enough to "get" the beer but leaves loat of room for the rest of the night. Al felt bad sending 6ers for the Bret swap, but I assured him he was really doing people a favor - there were A LOT of beers for that one!

Anyway, the way I think we should handle this is to send out what you can. I don't think everyone should double their shipping because there will be 1 750 in the mix (BTW Ben, thanks for giving up your 12s! We won't let you down). I hope you're cool with that Pete.

peteC
02/29/08 03:46 PM  
Re: Anyone have a Flemish-type red?
with too many eggs in the frying pan at the moment, I'll bow out from the swap and try to jump into a later one.

Have fun and I'll look forward to hearing about all the great beers.

cheers peteC

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