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Why are lambic and other sours/wilds bottled in green bottles?

There are very little hops in a lambic so it's much less susceptible to being light struck. They also tend to use aged hops and full duration additions. Basically there is very little alpha-acid if ...
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Lambic blend affecting beer in fridge?

Doubtful It is remotely possible for yeast packs to have microbes on the outside of packaging from contamination at packing time. I don't see it contaminating unopened beers though. Most likely the ...
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Brewing using Lambic yeast: can't reuse the vessel for something else?

Yeast wild or tame die just as easily in cleaning chemicals as most bacteria, they are not special super organisms, oxidation and reduction destroy their cell membranes just like any other cell. ...
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What contamination do I have and is it salvagable?

RDWHAHB. My bet would be that it's your lacto culture waving it's flag. Technically, it is contamination, but one that you want for lambic. My last lambic had similar 'bug islands' and was really ...
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Brewing using Lambic yeast: can't reuse the vessel for something else?

There is certainly a lot of anxiety (and misconception) about separating "wild" beer from "clean" in terms of fermentors, location and cleaning regime. As far as I can tell, the majority of this ...
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Brewing using Lambic yeast: can't reuse the vessel for something else?

If it is a glass carboy, it can be cleaned so nothing stays behind. If the carboy is made from plastic, you shouldn't use it for clean beer after a funky one. Plastic easy scratches and in the ...
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