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Dark Rye Sour

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Agglomerating second runnings from a few batches into a sour. I'm not sure exactly what all will wind up in here...

First part: second runnings from the RyePA grist. Boiled for 30 minutes with 1/8 oz Fuggles.

Added Roselare blend. Fitted with my airlock/dowel combo I used for lambic previously.

Plan is to make a schwarzbier soon and add the second runnings from that grist as well. Also the plan is to add cherries at some point. I'll update as appropriate.
 
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2.5 ish gallons of second runnings from the schwarzbier got added to this (a month or so ago), as well as the dregs from a bottle of Liefmans Kriek. (Not sure if anything viable came in the dregs, but heck it's worth a shot.) Trees are budding here so the cherries are only a few months away. Can't wait!
 

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Awhile back I opened a bottle of Belgian cherry from New Glarus, and the dregs went into this batch. Today I also added 1 quart of Hungarian tart cherries (Jubileum), pits and all. Well, I did destem them. [cherries are from Daring Drake, a local orchard/farm.]

A friendly soul has sent me a bottle of Consecration, so the dregs of that will also go into this batch. Now I need to figure out what will go on this yeast next! In about a month or so I plan to transfer the beer off the solids to let it age awhile.
 

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One of my new Montmorency trees actually made fruit this year. 10 cherries! I put one of them in this batch and the rest will go into a "single tree" tart. :)
 
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Not sure how "cherry" this one will be. One qt of cherries is not all that much for a 5ish gallon batch. We shall see. Hoping to pick up a little tannins from the pits and some stone fruit character. Sometimes it is sad that sours take so long, I am curious to see how this one will wind up.
 

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This is my first go with Roselare. I have used WhiteLabs version before, and was not super impressed. Roselare gets good reviews though, so I am expecting wonderful things. :)

Few more weeks and I'll rack off the solids. It looks quite funky right now, so that's a good sign I hope.
 

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