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Old 05-03-2009, 11:53 PM   #1
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Default Is it time to bottle this Brett pale ale?

The story so far:
8# 2 row
0.5# honey malt
0.25# aromatic
0.25# special B
Mashed at 150F for 60min
0.5 Willamette 6.6% First Wort Hop
0.5 Cluster 7.0% 60 min
OG 1.045
Pitched slurry from 1.5L starter WLP530 Abbey Ale
Began at 64F and ramped up to 74F over 7 days
Total 14 days in primary FG 1.008
Racked to glass secondary with WLP 653 Brett lambicus on 3/15
It's been bubbling slowly in secondary at 60F for six weeks
SG 1.007

It has nice fruity and spicy flavors from the yeast
and a hint of funkiness in the aroma from the Brett.

Is it time to bottle this, or should I let it go for another 2 months?

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Old 05-04-2009, 02:19 AM   #2
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Let it go is my vote.

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Old 05-04-2009, 04:38 AM   #3
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up to your taste! Brew your beer.

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Old 05-04-2009, 09:38 AM   #4
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Thank you for the replies.
It's my first beer with Brett and I don't know what to expect.
There isn't much info on it, that I can find.

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Its my understanding that Brett takes about a year to do its thing. It eats up the longer chained sugars and other things the regular yeast leave behind.

Jeff Sparrow's book Wild Brews is an excellent source for all wild/sour beer questions.

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Old 05-04-2009, 04:10 PM   #6
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Take an SG reading now and take one in a month, if it hasn't changed, bottle it.

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