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Old 11-29-2009, 07:28 PM   #11
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I brewed this yesterday but omitted the pilsner malt and only used half an ounce of saaz at 60mins. I did a 2L stirplate starter with a wyeast brett L. I spun the starter for 2.5 days, stuck it in the fridge for about 16 hours, decanted and pitched yesterday. 24 hours later activity is apparent, and about a quarter inch layer of krausen has formed. Fermenting at 73.

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Old 11-29-2009, 08:03 PM   #12
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Looks great man!

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Old 11-30-2009, 03:02 AM   #13
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Coastarine if you had signs of fermentation in about 24 hours that means you got the yeast population up to some pretty good levels. I had this with a small local brewclub I'm in today when we did some planning for 2010 and everyone really enjoyed it (a big compliment from these guys) and one of the common descriptions was leathery with a bit of pie cherry and mango.

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Old 12-06-2009, 07:10 PM   #14
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The Muse took gold in the specialty category in its first competition entry at 2009 Walk The Line - Barleywine Can't wait to get the judges sheets back on this one.

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Old 12-06-2009, 08:14 PM   #15
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Very cool, congrats!

I have some concerns because my fermenter didn't cool as quickly as I thought it would, it spend about 48 hours at 76. Got it down to the 68-70 range pretty fast after that. Really though, it's not like this was supposed to be a clean fermentation anyway. I'm only concerned because I'm used to worrying about temps that high, but I have no real idea what the brett will do.

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Old 12-06-2009, 08:51 PM   #16
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I usually do my Brett ferments in the high 70s to 80s. I don't think Brett is capable of fusel alchohol production, nothing to worry about there!

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I've got an all brett b molasses coffee porter going with a cake bred from orval bottle dregs. It smells amazing. If it turns out well then I think i'm going to give this one a try. It sounds and looks delicious and makes my mouth water. great job saq

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Old 01-04-2010, 03:46 AM   #18
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Kicked the keg on this last weekend after doing some bottling. Sad to see it go.

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this sounds like a blast... i just tried the victory Wild Devil a few weeks ago and got my interest perked for doing an all brett beer, after seeing this thread, i gotta get it done! it's pretty cold in my neck of the woods this time of year, will brett still ferment completely below 70? and does it kick out heat like sacc?

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Victory Wild Devil is a Brett L fermentation. Those earthy, leathery, musty, dry spicy notes are the signature of Lambicus. The Muse has a lot of similar things going on when you compare it with Wild Devil.
Brett is a lot like Sacc in most practical brewing applications. It does produce heat, but most Brett strains ferment slower at similar fermentation ranges. The Muse fermented with room ambient temp and the thermometer on the fermenter said it was only a few degrees over, so 72f and it took about 4-5 weeks and got about 89% attenuation.

My latest, http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f127/bard-all-brett-b-brown-147712/ was fermented when room temp was a bit lower, about 65f and also took about 4-5 weeks before it was completely done but didn't finish as low, I think around 85% attenuation.

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