AMA Levi Funk

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  1. sacrelicio

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    I still don't buy that breweries actually do this. I think they do small batches because of resources. Most breweries are still pretty small operations overall and they will make more money if they increase production of their specialty beers. Has there ever been an obvious case of this happening?
     
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  2. Frank

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    on a scale of 1-10 how happy are you with these recently released bottles?
     
  3. SeaWatchman

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    levifunk

    When are you going to send me the bottles you owe me for helping with that bastard child sikaru?
     
  4. levifunk

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    I'm very happy with them, otherwise they wouldn't have been bottled/sold. One issue I'm not that happy with is the carbonation level, but I'm hoping that increases some in the next couple months. Also, I think we were told to use the wrong corks. They seem too dense and are very difficult to get out. Small issues that will be easy to fix next time ;)

    I am very curious as to what people think of the Sikaru. It was a very experimental beer and is as much of a date wine? as a sour beer (the dates took a 5% beer to 12.75%). I don't think many people know what dates taste like. I have heard from some they taste cereal in the beer, which isn't there...it is part of the date flavor. I think its going to be a very polarizing beer. Also, people ask if they should age it, and while I think it has great potential, I have no idea what that beer will do long term.

    I'm very happy with Dweller on the Threshold. I think there is a depth to that beer and lets the lambic-style base shine. I think the Scarlet Letter is easier to understand and will be more of a crowd favorite, but IMO Dweller is a better beer. Scarlet is a beautiful beer with a crisp vibrant flavor, but it will have a short shelf life so drink it fresh. Its a sour blond base that just wont hold up, where the Dweller is a lambic base and should only get better and better.
     
  5. JoeLikesBeer

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    Which one has the most old rubber band flavor?
     
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  6. SeaWatchman

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    Lambics don't have that flavor, duh.
     
  7. trickytunadicky

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    If you were going to make a gueuze in 7 days, how would you go about it?
     
  8. levifunk

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    I'd spend the first day brewing, the second day filling barrels, wait a year and spend the third day brewing, and the fourth day filling barrels, wait another year and spend the fifth day brewing, and the sixth day filling barrels, wait another year and spend the seventh day blending and bottling.
     
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  10. degardebrewing

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    I'm just in here to say that I really want to try all of these brews.
    Since this is an AMA:
    As a question Alex; 'What is wanted in my mouth?'

    I'll stay out of the lambic, not lambic debate as while I have my beliefs, the real thing speaks for itself.
     
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  11. levifunk

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    Lets swap beer, swap stories, and become bff's4lyfe
     
  12. degardebrewing

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    Sold.
    When you coming over?
     
  13. SeaWatchman

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    You forgot about the days lost in traveling to Belgium to do all this work....
     
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    Not a question but thank you for saying this. It annoys me sometimes when brewers claim a beer will age for X years wonderfully when in most cases there's no possible way they could know this for sure.
     
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    To be fair, I did write 10 years on the Dweller bottles, but that is more or less just encouragement to cellar the beer.
     
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    So a brewery just rolled in barrels full of wild yeast and bugs? What kind of thought was given to steps to minimize contamination risks?
     
  19. JoeLikesBeer

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    Not to put words in levifunk's mouth but, with sound brewing and sanitation practices, this is of zero concern.
     
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  20. sacrelicio

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    Pardon my ignorance, but how is a sour blond different from a Lambic?