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Shanta

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Does anyone happen to know of a good extract recipe for a sour beer?
 

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If you don't hear anything, pm barls.

I believe he has made a few kit based sours with success.
 

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Yep, Barls is the man to talk to, or just follow tallie's link. Great beer that was. Also had a few of his other sours (all grain I believe) and all very good, might still have one in the fridge, actually.

EDIT: Manticle along with a few others now a few things about sour/funky beers as well.
 

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Also what kind of sour beer are you hoping to make?

Kriek? Gueze? Faro? Berliner Weisse?

Knowing this can help put you on the right path.
 

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Hi All,

Thanks for your sound advice so far!!! This forum business is awesome! I'm going to try and make one for Daves Home Brew - BrewShare evening, this one is based upon Sour Beers and basically im after anything to brew that would take about 4-5 weeks to cure. Its all about experimenting at the moment for me as I am rather new to this but hopefully the more I make the more I will learn.
 

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I think you'll be pushing it trying to get a sour out in 5-6 weeks.
 

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Sours generally need age to become anything worthwhile. Most of my sour/funks are over a year before bottling, some closer to 2.

Might get away with a lacto-soured thingy if you can do a minimash/partial mash (sour mash or acidulated malt), normal sacch yeast to ferment out then rack onto heaps of fruit for the last 2 weeks but I reckon you'll be pushing it.

A small grain bag and a stockpot could see you do a miniBIAB to which you could add your extract.

Sour and bitter generally don't make a great combination so low alpha hops, small amounts and low IBU. Maybe a lacto-raspberryhefeweizen?
 

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mate seriously at 5-6 weeks your better off with Berliner Weisse.
anything else is longer o make a decent one.
the one i won with was 8 months old when i force carbed it and served it.
the link was put up before with the recipe for my frambarls that won.
im currently looking at the july case swap and thinking i will be pushing it for that.
 
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