Time for another sour beer. This time I took the grains from our Holiday Spice Ale and soured them for ~48 hours. They were 4# aromatic and 4# honey malt. I pitched 2# Maris Otter and 2 oz Torrified Wheat into the bag, placed it in the cooler, then tossed 2 gallons fo 170F water. I covered it with Saran Wrap and screwed the lid on. It sat outside for around 48 hours.
I got 1.039 OG from the cooler.
I got 1.024 OG @ 4.5 gallons after the sparge.
I shot for 1.022 OG @ 5 gallons final product so topped up to 7 gallons in my pot.
60 minute boil with 0.5 oz of Glacier Hops.
Last 5 minutes got .25 oz each of Coriander and Grains of Paradise.
Rehydrated Nottingham and basement temperatures without my usual swamp cooler, this is a sour after all.
I may pitch some table sugar in there after high krausen, depending on the smell and what it looks like….ok, it will be on a whim if I do.
Final OG reading into the fermenter: 1.023.