Great reference for brewing lambics: http://www.liddil.com/beer/lambic/lamfaq.html
Archive for February, 2007
There is an amazing overview of what lambics are at the enclosed link. If you read the link you may not be interested in trying one (if you haven’t before) as the process in which they are brewed is not what intuitively would produce anything edible. However, I assure you, they are great. Put a framboise in the cooler, perhaps a Lindemans, and when its cold pour youself a glass. You will be amazed at how refreshing and clean it is.
This is such a cool story and really demonstrates the attitude in the craft brew market. The jist is that two brewing companies realized that they both had beers named the same thing. Now typically you would expect two corporations to sue the pants off each other. Thats not the case here. The beers are of similar styles, so they decided to take the two beers and create a third by blending it. The winner here is beer drinkers. There are several reviews of the beer on the net.
The brewing session went really pretty well on Saturday, most of them do. There were a few hiccups, such as running out of propane, but all in all not bad. As we brewed we sampled some fine Belgian and Flemish brews. Additionally we drank a black saison which I thought was really good. I am thinking that I should brew up a nice session batch of this style of beer for the summer. I am going to start working on a recipe to brew in Mid-April. . The highlights: 1085, 6.5 gallons. It is currently fermenting like crazy.
The final product should be 10%+ ABV so if you find yourself lost in the woods after having a bottle, you will know why. The recipe can be reviewed in the recipe section.
Matt and I brewed what was supposed to be a 10 gallon batch of Enis Oil yesterday. It took us all day and I think we discovered the upper limits of our system. The mash tun was literally full to the top(34 lbs of grain). The boil really never got to rolling either. We finished with 12 gallons of wort (@1087). It was bubbling away when I left for work this morning. We are hoping that the California ale can ferment it down to 1015 which would yield a approximate alcohol by volume of 9.4%. Should make for some good summer drinking.
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