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Title: Drunk Owl Mango
Post by: niquejim on November 05, 2009, 08:24:06 pm
Recipe Type: All Grain   
Yeast: Wyeast 3864   
Yeast Starter: 3l   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5   
Original Gravity: 1.065   
Final Gravity: 1.004   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60   
Color: 4   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 days @ 62/64   
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 6 months at 68   

20C. Lambic And Belgian Sour Ale, Fruit Lambic-Style Ale All-grain


OG 1.055
FG 1.004
IBU 14
ABV 6.69% ( do not know how much the mango added)

Boil Volume 6.25 gallons
Batch Size 5 gallons
Yeast 75% AA

Style Comparison
Low High
OG 1.044 1.055 1.056
FG 1.006 1.004 1.012
IBU 10 14 15
SRM 4 3 15
ABV 4.7 6.7 5.8

% Weight Weight (lbs) Grain Gravity Points Color
85.0 % 8.50 Belgian Pils 44.6 3.1
15.0 % 1.50 Cane sugar 10.4 0.3
10.00 55.0

% Wt Weight (oz) Hop Form AA% AAU Boil Time Utilization IBU
100.0 % 0.75 Tettnanger Pellet 4.5 3.4 60 0.268 13.5
0.75 13.5

Mash @ 152 for 60 minutes
After primary add 7lbs mangos and dregs from 3bottles Orval and let sit 6-8 months.
Add new yeast at bottling

Wonderfully dry and refreshingly tart

This gets really good at 6+ months in the bottle

Here's what Denny had to say about it

"Hi Jim,
Sorry to take so long getting back to ya...it's been weird here...

Let me just say...FREAKIN' FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!  A totally delicious beer, perfectly balanced. Sour up front, but the the mango kicks in mid palate. A throughly enjoyable experience.

Thanks so much for thinking of me when you sent them up. The mango strong was a real inspiration for me to try something crazy one of these days. When I do, you'll be sure you get some!

Title: Re: Drunk Owl Mango
Post by: denny on November 05, 2009, 09:25:52 pm
Let me just repeat in case it wasn't clear....

Title: Re: Drunk Owl Mango
Post by: niquejim on November 07, 2009, 01:46:03 am
The latest version has been in the bottle since the end of May....All I can say is Merry Christmas. It's better than at 3 months and nearly as good as last time at 6 months

I need to plan this one so that it is ready for summer. While it's not a lawnmower beer, it drinks like one and can sneak up on you in a hurry ;)
Title: Re: Drunk Owl Mango
Post by: niquejim on August 23, 2010, 12:03:19 am
Well, this beer was not specialty enough for the Sam Adams contest((and I listed the wrong base recipe >:( ) I was concerned about that), but they said that everyone who tried it, liked it
Title: Re: Drunk Owl Mango
Post by: saintpierre on August 23, 2010, 11:56:56 pm
When you say "dregs from 3 bottles Orval" are you referring to the yeast cake in the bottle?
Title: Re: Drunk Owl Mango
Post by: majorvices on August 24, 2010, 02:49:40 pm
That would be correct. Orval is a good source for brettanomyces.
Title: Re: Drunk Owl Mango
Post by: gordonstrong on August 24, 2010, 03:02:39 pm
Orval adds Brett at bottling. Not sure how much of their primary yeast strain is still there by then. But definitely Brett.

IIRC from the Longshot judging, this was a very tasty beer. There were many beers that didn't seem to be Cat 23 beers; I remember that was the primary knock against that one. A fruit lambic is a Cat 17F. I think we basically tossed more than half the beers for the same reason. Hopefully it was judged well regardless of how it placed.

What mangoes were used? The smaller yellow ones or the larger green ones?