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Old 07-26-2010, 05:18 AM   #1
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Default My first all Brett. beer. How large of starter?

I'm going to do my first all brett. Lambicus beer. I have a package of wyeast brett. So how large should I make my starter for a 1.064ish gravity? I will probably just do all pale or pils malt. maybe some aromatic.

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Old 07-26-2010, 06:20 AM   #2
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I'd treat it like a normal yeast strain. Make an appropriate starter the same size as a normal sacch starter.

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I tend to go with a lager sized starter (about double a regular ale), Brett is a slow grower so it's nice to give it a head start. I'd start small then step it up 1-2 times, those packages don't have as many cells as the big activators (they are much better than the White Labs Brett tubes though).

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I agree with Oldsock....

also, there is no need for a 100% brett beer to take more than a month or so to finish out

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I agree with Oldsock....

also, there is no need for a 100% brett beer to take more than a month or so to finish out
I don't get it.
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I don't get it.
when using brett as a primary strain it acts similarily to a sacch strain, so there isnt much need for extended aging
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