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Old 09-05-2012, 01:18 PM   #1
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Default WY3191 aging

Ok, I've got a BW going right now. I started with straight lacto and I'll pitch the 3191 soon. I'll keep it around 70* and let it go for a while.

My question is this - Wyeast says it takes 3-6 months of aging to fully develop the flavor characteristics. Does this mean I need to leave it on the yeast that whole time or can I bottle when it's finished and let the aging take place in the bottle/keg?


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Old 09-06-2012, 08:11 PM   #2
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You are safe to bottle as soon as the gravity is stable, assuming it is sub-1.005. It doesn't take much extra fermentation for Brett to over-carbonate a beer, and you'll probably be aiming for the high end of the scale anyway.


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