« on: February 03, 2010, 03:47:56 PM »
The freshness of the bottles matters-don't take that Orval you've been saving for 5 years. I've never used more than 2 bottles worth of dregs but 3 won't hurt. In fact having to drink 3 Orvals in an afternoon for the dregs sounds kind of pleasant. I use saison as my base beer usually, the last one I brewed was underattenuated when I pitched the dregs but it was stillexcellent. Keg no. 2 of that batch was innoculated a year ago, and the first keg just kicked so I'm anxious to hook it up and taste it.