Episode #70: When Horse Blanket Goes Bad, Sweaty Mouse…

San Diego BeerTalk Radio

This week we talk with Alex Van Horne from Intergalactic Brewing and Sam and Rob Dufau from 2Kids Brewing about Sour Mashing.  We get into the differences with kettle souring versus mixed fermentation.  We ask Alex how it was working with Home Brewing Co. and Kilowatt Brewing on the 1st Anniversary beer for SD BeerTalk.  If you want to try it, Kilowatt is still producing it under the name S3.  We delve into Alex’s history with brewing sour beers and then go into the beers Sam and Rob have brewed recently.  That turns into a talk about procedure and some of the main sour beers on the market.  With any talk about sour beers there’s always a talk about the smells.  Somehow “Sweaty Mouse” comes into the conversation, thanks Brian for the title of this episode.  Brian asks about the most common strains of Lactobacillus, which are Buchneri, Brevis, Delbrueckii, & Plantarum to name a few of them.

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