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Old 01-11-2013, 02:50 PM   #1
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Hey everyone! I brewed a Belgian pale beer with the dregs of Boulevard Tank 7 and then a tiny bit of wine yeast. It tasted way too much like juice so I added some brett in there about 3 months ago. It tastes awesome now, but the FG is about 1013.

Now I know you shouldn't bottle a wild brew above 1008-1010, but the FG has been stable for a month and tastes awesome so I'm putting it out there to you all: should I bottle or wait until the gravity drops a bit more? If I do bottle it, I'll cork and cage them in thick Belgian bottles so it may not matter. What do you all think??

Thanks so much!

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Old 01-11-2013, 05:40 PM   #2
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what temp has it been at? sounds safe to me, i dont get much brett movement in gravity after 3 months

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Old 01-11-2013, 08:18 PM   #3
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Personally, I'd be a bit wary of bottling at 1.013. Just last night I took a gravity sample on a Brett Saison that dropped from 1.008 at month 3 to 1.004 at month 5.

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Old 01-11-2013, 09:27 PM   #4
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It's been at 68 and will most likely stay in that range. I think I'm just gonna buy another carboy, add some oak to this one and let it go for a bit longer a couple more months. It just tastes so good now it's hard to let it sit, but expanding the brewery is prob the best decision. Thanks for your help!!

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I found the few that I have done, dropped about .001 per month for 6 to 8 months. Tough really notice any change over a month.

If using thick bottles, go ahead; that's what Orval does. With regular bottles, I'd recommend leaving it a couple of months to see if it has really stabilized.

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