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Old 07-12-2010, 12:04 PM   #1
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Default Brett / IBU limit

I will be brewing up a batch of saison soon. It will be a ten gallon batch, and half i plan to funk with Orval dregs. Right now the recipe is for a 35 IBU beer. Is that too much for good Brett performance?

I keep reading how Brett does not do well in high IBU environments, but how high is too much? Would i be better off to shave 5-10 IBUs off?

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Old 07-12-2010, 01:21 PM   #2
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brett does fine in a high IBU beer, lacto does not

some people may not prefer lots of IBU's with brett, but others like myself like things like brett IPA's

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Old 07-12-2010, 01:23 PM   #3
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Brett is fine with higher IBUs. It's Lacto that won't do much over 10 IBUs. You'll be fine.

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Thanks for clearing that up for me.

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Old 07-12-2010, 06:48 PM   #5
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As soon as I get cool enough temps in my house again, I'll start up an IIPA that will secondary with Brett. I anticipate the IBUs and dry hopping will dominate when it's young. As it ages, the Brett will show more and eventually dominate.

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I'm about a year early on this one, but how do you go about priming Brett beers? Do you need to reyeast, or is there still suspended Brett after 12-18 months?

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Old 07-13-2010, 04:09 AM   #7
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There is enough after 12 months (I know from experience) but you have to wait a long time. About the time I was ready to give up and put a couple grains of dry yeast in each bottle, it had finally carbed.

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