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Batch 81: Flanders Red III

I brewed my first Flanders Red – my first sour beer – in 2010.  Other AABGers brewed sour beers but they weren’t yet commercially ubiquitous.  I knew mine was good when in a head-to-head tasting it was plainly superior to Jolly Pumpkin’s La Roja.

In a stroke of beginner’s luck, that beer placed 1st out of over 1,000 entries at the 2012 Homebrew at the W.E.B. competition.  I won a $1000 gift certificate, which I spent on the two kettles that are are the foundation of the brewing system I use today.

Coming full circle: this is my third Flanders Red, all using the same recipe.  This time, instead of fermenting with my own microbial culture mix, I’ll be doing a clean ferment and adding it to the Knob Creek barrel (round 10!) along with my co-brewers.

Recipe

The recipe was formulated by the AABG’s Jeff Rankert.  Hard to see how the maize would be historical, but it should give non-yeast microbes more to chew on.

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