Originally Posted by squeekysheep
I am doing an Orval Trappist clone. my beer has totally fermented in the primary with white labs Trappist yeast. i have been waiting on my brett yeast to come in and now it is here but i am not sure if i should make a starter or pitch it as is.
I have been told that simple sugars can cause brett to loose it's ability to attune as well as it could, but i don't really wanna pitch a small amount of yeast into a beer that already have lots of alcohol.
Someone will hopefully add to this, but I really don't think it is an issue to add a small amount. It will grow and do just fine. A starter is not necessary.
I don't know what you mean by simple sugars? I know what they are, but how would they come into play here? You should not use simple sugars in a starter, if that's what your asking.
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