Rotating bottles for Lambic/sours

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by nomadicbeer, Sep 16, 2019.

  1. nomadicbeer

    nomadicbeer Aspirant (234) Sep 26, 2016 Tennessee
    Trader

    Hello all,

    Just wondering what the hivemind consensus is on the frequency of rotating your bottles 90° if stored in wine racks. Every 3 months? 6 months? Something else?

    And......go!
     
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  2. ManforallSaisons

    ManforallSaisons Devotee (419) Mar 20, 2008 Belgium

    Never? Well, maybe every couple years if I rummage through the boxes, blow dust off a label, and think, 'Mmmmmaybe, nah, later.' ... But seriously. They don't need riddling. What's the point here, to move lees or reactivate it, or ??
     
  3. Joe13

    Joe13 Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2018 New Jersey

    Unless you're looking to remove sediment (disgorge) from the bottle, you don't need to rotate them. Rotating the bottles, or Riddling is a common practice used in Champagne. Its done weeks before Disgorgement.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traditional_method
     
  4. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2017 Ohio

    I am not a procurer of sours/Lambik beers, but the only thing i recommend is making sure that your corks stay wet. That is one detail that always seems to carry over from beer to wine to spirits, etc.

    (I know you said wine rack, but I am just stating this for any passers by.)