About a year ago I decided that I would bottle my sour beers instead of kegging them. I figured I would want to have a variety of sours available to drink at any given time and kegging would mean I’d have to constantly rotate them in and out based on what I want to drink and also … [Read more…]
This the second post on my issues with my first sour beer and details how I plan to fix it. It wont be a quick process, but at this point I am confident that I have plan to turn this beer around and make it something enjoyable.
After waiting a year for my first sour beer, I have run into some trouble, mainly that my beer is not at all sour! This post enumerates the problems, and a follow up post will detail the possible fixes.
Since pitching my sour culture into a lambic for the first time and yielding good, albeit early, results I have begun to think about my long terms plans for making sour beer. I also started to consider how I might keep my culture going without allowing it to succumb to selective pressures that might reduce … [Read more…]
After I restarted home brewing last year, I decided I wanted to start experimenting with things a little more. Up until then I had focused more on the process and getting good, basic recipes figured out for house staples like my Mild or my Special Bitter, and I still do mainly make these staples, but why not start … [Read more…]