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Offline quattlebaum

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Roeselare in Brown ale?
« on: November 02, 2013, 12:23:34 pm »
This is a surly bender clone and was thinking about spitting it and pitching half with the Wyeast Roeselare ale blend after primary is complete.  I have never done a sour but have had a sour brown and it was tasty. Any suggestions on the process/how to or a different yeast?

---RECIPE SPECIFICATIONS-----------------------------------------------
SRM: 19.9 SRM      SRM RANGE: 18.0-35.0 SRM
IBU: 26.8 IBUs Tinseth   IBU RANGE: 20.0-40.0 IBUs
OG: 1.056 SG      OG RANGE: 1.045-1.060 SG
FG: 1.014 SG      FG RANGE: 1.010-1.016 SG
BU:GU: 0.479      Calories: 151.6 kcal/12oz   Est ABV: 5.5 %      
EE%: 72.00 %   Batch: 5.50 gal      Boil: 8.60 gal   BT: 60 Mins


Total Grain Weight: 12 lbs 0.9 oz   Total Hops: 3.50 oz oz.
---MASH/STEEP PROCESS------MASH PH:5.50 ------
Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
7 lbs 11.3 oz         Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         1        64.0 %       
1 lbs 14.8 oz         Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM)                 Grain         2        16.0 %       
11.6 oz               Crystal, Medium (Simpsons) (55.0 SRM)    Grain         3        6.0 %         
11.6 oz               Oats, Golden Naked (Simpsons) (10.0 SRM) Grain         4        6.0 %         
11.6 oz               Special B Malt (180.0 SRM)               Grain         5        6.0 %         
4.0 oz                Chocolate (Briess) (342.0 SRM)           Grain         6        2.1 %         

Name              Description                             Step Temperat Step Time     
Mash In           Add 5.46 gal of water at 164.8 F        154.0 F       60 min       

Fly sparge with 4.77 gal water at 168.0 F
Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
0.50 oz               Willamette [6.50 %] - First Wort 60.0 mi Hop           7        9.1 IBUs     

---BOIL PROCESS-----------------------------
Est Pre_Boil Gravity: 1.049 SG   Est OG: 1.056 SG
Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
0.50 oz               Columbus (Tomahawk) [13.90 %] - Boil 60. Hop           8        17.7 IBUs     

Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
2.50 oz               Willamette [5.50 %] - Aroma Steep 0.0 mi Hop           9        0.0 IBUs     

---FERM PROCESS-----------------------------

Offline corkybstewart

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Re: Roeselare in Brown ale?
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2013, 12:48:09 pm »
Strictly my opinion, but late addition hops and sours don't go well together.  Otherwise I think it's a great idea.  A friend brought a keg of under attenuated porter to a party last year and nobody drank it so I racked it back to a carboy and added bottle dregs from a wide variety of sours and brett beers.  It turned out delicious and only took a few months.
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Offline garc_mall

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Re: Roeselare in Brown ale?
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2013, 02:37:02 pm »
I agree with what corky said, and also, I believe this is overly bitter for a sour. I usually bitter to about 10IBU, all at 60 (usually about 1/4oz of magnum @60 iirc). The grain bill seems fine for a sour (Flanders) brown. You may want to add some flour (1/4 cup or so) to the boil. I read somewhere (I want to say Raj Apte's essay) that starches help force the brett and lacto to wake up and produce a bit more acidity. I can confirm that they do break down the starch, and there is no haze.

Re Yeast: the Roselare blend is a pretty tasty blend, but it definitely takes a while. I have a flanders red that is a year old and is just getting ready to go into the keg. I have heard that the 2nd and 3rd generations are quicker to sour.

Those are my 2 cents.

Offline tomsawyer

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Re: Roeselare in Brown ale?
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2013, 10:27:20 am »
Doesn't seem to be all that bitter, and with a long secondary the bitterness might subside a little.  Roeselare added after primary probably won't get real sour, might make a fine Flanders brown though.
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