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All Sour Brewing
« on: February 29, 2016, 05:30:37 PM »
Has anyone said "fu#k it" and made the switch to an entire sour operation? No separate gear to speak of and only fermenting sours?

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Re: All Sour Brewing
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2016, 05:34:42 PM »
Not me, and not likely in the near future. Just love clean ales and lagers too much
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Re: All Sour Brewing
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2016, 06:02:00 PM »
I don't make a huge effort to keep things separate. occasionally I get bit by it but not usually. I have thought about it.
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Re: All Sour Brewing
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2016, 08:50:57 PM »
If you like sours, why not? I lost my taste for them, as they are bad acid reflux triggers.

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Re: All Sour Brewing
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2016, 08:54:41 PM »
If you like sours, why not? I lost my taste for them, as they are bad acid reflux triggers.

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Re: All Sour Brewing
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2016, 08:59:05 PM »
I need to start a sour program. My wife is into them and they are too expensive to buy on a regular basis. Luckily she likes wine more than beer.

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Re: All Sour Brewing
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2016, 09:10:14 PM »
Not me, and not likely in the near future. Just love clean ales and lagers too much

+1  - some sours are great for a glass, to appreciate.  but I wouldn't want 10 gal of it.
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Re: All Sour Brewing
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2016, 10:00:22 PM »

Not me, and not likely in the near future. Just love clean ales and lagers too much

+1  - some sours are great for a glass, to appreciate.  but I wouldn't want 10 gal of it.
Sounds like you've never had a Gose.

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Re: All Sour Brewing
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2016, 10:05:12 PM »

Not me, and not likely in the near future. Just love clean ales and lagers too much

+1  - some sours are great for a glass, to appreciate.  but I wouldn't want 10 gal of it.
Sounds like you've never had a Gose.
I bet he has. I like all kinds of sours, including gose, but I'm with Paul: I like them in smaller amounts and less often.
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Re: All Sour Brewing
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2016, 10:25:59 PM »
but I'm with Paul: I like them in smaller amounts and less often.


Another +1. I like and appreciate it in small quantities. Not sure if I'll keep tinkering with brewing them or just buy a good one or two occasionally. I agree with Jeff on the acid reflux thing - more than one or two doesn't agree with me.  Justin - if you're really committed to it, go for it. Different ballgame though.
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Re: All Sour Brewing
« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2016, 10:26:09 PM »
I use to brew a ton of sour beers including lots of blending which turned out great. In the past 2 years I have slowly been fading away from brewing them as I just wasn't drinking them as often.  I am enjoying other beer styles more though. I usually have at least one sour going in the pipeline.  Right now I have a flanders red aging on merlot soaked oak cubes in secondary.  Haven't even had a sample of it since I racked it to the secondary last September.

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Re: All Sour Brewing
« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2016, 10:30:27 PM »

Not me, and not likely in the near future. Just love clean ales and lagers too much

+1  - some sours are great for a glass, to appreciate.  but I wouldn't want 10 gal of it.
Sounds like you've never had a Gose.

I've had a handful of different ones.  I appreciate the craftsmanship and talent it takes to create a good one I just prefer other things. 

one thing I don't like, when judging, is the proliferation of really bad sour beers that are passed off as "its supposed to taste that way, you just don't know sour" 
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Re: All Sour Brewing
« Reply #12 on: February 29, 2016, 11:49:04 PM »

Not me, and not likely in the near future. Just love clean ales and lagers too much

+1  - some sours are great for a glass, to appreciate.  but I wouldn't want 10 gal of it.
Sounds like you've never had a Gose.

I've had a handful of different ones.  I appreciate the craftsmanship and talent it takes to create a good one I just prefer other things. 

one thing I don't like, when judging, is the proliferation of really bad sour beers that are passed off as "its supposed to taste that way, you just don't know sour"

Yeah, I love that explanation. Acetic acid in your face!

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Re: All Sour Brewing
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2016, 12:00:03 AM »

Not me, and not likely in the near future. Just love clean ales and lagers too much

+1  - some sours are great for a glass, to appreciate.  but I wouldn't want 10 gal of it.
Sounds like you've never had a Gose.

I've had a handful of different ones.  I appreciate the craftsmanship and talent it takes to create a good one I just prefer other things. 

one thing I don't like, when judging, is the proliferation of really bad sour beers that are passed off as "its supposed to taste that way, you just don't know sour"

Yeah, I love that explanation. Acetic acid in your face!
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Re: All Sour Brewing
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2016, 12:13:05 AM »

Not me, and not likely in the near future. Just love clean ales and lagers too much

+1  - some sours are great for a glass, to appreciate.  but I wouldn't want 10 gal of it.
Sounds like you've never had a Gose.

I've had a handful of different ones.  I appreciate the craftsmanship and talent it takes to create a good one I just prefer other things. 

one thing I don't like, when judging, is the proliferation of really bad sour beers that are passed off as "its supposed to taste that way, you just don't know sour"

Yeah, I love that explanation. Acetic acid in your face!
Nail polish remover in a caged and corked 750 ml bottle.

Here, try some of my acetone sour said the guy at the local club meeting.