Originally Posted by Coff
Id be interested as well, Ive been sitting on a vial of ECY03 for about month. Im thinking of brewing with it as soon as I feel like I can keep temps a bit higher, my basement brew area is a constant 62 atm.
Would making a starter effect the culture at all, or is that only the case with some of the other mixed strains from ECY?
If you're not opposed you can always use a party tub and drop the fermentor in there with an aquarium heater. That's how I do my saisons in the fall/winter/spring.
I don't think a starter will have any negative effect on the blend since brett grows so slow. You'll just end up with a very increased cell count of sacch and a ever so slightly increased cell count of brett. I did a starter and it was fine. I'm about to brew a third "generation" off my spelt batch.