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Flanders Red - All Grain Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

Flanders Red - All Grain Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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Description

Our Flander's Red recipe creates a beer that is deep red in color with a nice malt structure, this beer is based on those from certain regions of Belgium, and have distinct sour overtones to them. This is due to the wild spores that inhabit the air - and some breweries - of the area. While this would normally be a "bad" thing, the infection lends special tart and sour qualities unlike any other beer can. For a more traditional spin on this kit, try aging it on some oak cubes!

We recommend fermenting this beer with WLP001 California Ale for two weeks. Then add Wyeast 3763 Roeselare Belgian Sour Blend in the secondary fermenter bucket. This kit does require some special instructions, as it is a special beer. Once the gravity hits 1.015 - 1.020, rack the beer into a plastic bucket and pitch the sour blend tube. Age the beer at 65F-70F for 6 months, until the white cap that will form drops. The reason for the plastic bucket aging is so that tiny amounts of oxygen are allowed to be taken in by the plastic and come in contact with the beer. This micro-oxidation adds to the over all flavor of the beer itself.

Reminder: you will need to keep the equipment used to handle the beer after the sour blend is introduced separated from the rest of your brewing equipment, or clean and sanitize very well after use.

Estimated Original Gravity:1.063-66
SRM (Color Range): 16
IBU's: 18-22
Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 6%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.
 
 
ABV %6
IBU20
SRM16
Beer StyleSpecialty
Ready to Drink Within8+ Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessLow (10-25ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodAll Grain
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Because I make a version of it, every year...
Kenneth S on Oct 28, 2020
Because I am a Belgian and I love sour ale
Johan De B on Jun 2, 2018
Because I make a version of it, every year...
Kenneth S on Oct 28, 2020
I made it once before and it came out great!!
Kenneth S on Nov 30, 2019
Because I am a Belgian and I love sour ale
Johan De B on Jun 2, 2018
I made it once before and it came out great!!
Kenneth S on Nov 30, 2019
if i skip the california ale yeast and just pitch Roeselare Belgian Sour Blend will that make this more sour? or will it just take longer to ferment down to FG
Tom H on Jun 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Tom - We highly recommend following the instructions for this kit to ensure a proper finished product. If the California Ale yeast is not pitched, it will take longer to get down to FG.
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Great sour....
brewed in late 2013 and bottled in 03/2015.... mashed high at 154, pitched 2 smack packs of Rosalare and fermented at 65 for 6 weeks and raised to ambient temps and added 5 lbs Oregon cherries to primary (glass) and chunk of Consecration oak. Occasionally tossed dregs of sours over the year. Beer came out tart with no acetic acid. I'm really happy with it and it was relatively easy. I will definitely brew again and toss on old yeast cake.
March 8, 2015