Originally Posted by caskconditioned
I just read this old BT article (linky
) and it looks like 3 weeks in the secondary with the brett is how they do it at Orval. From what I've read 3 weeks is not enough time for brett to really make a difference but I imagine they do this for to do the dry-hopping before they bottle.
And another interesting thread on Orval (linky
Wow that was a great read. Interesting though:
"When I asked Orval's marketing director Fran?ois De Harenne about the adjustment to Orval's bitterness profile, he admitted that changes had occurred, but claimed that EEC regulations limiting nitrosamines from whole hops treated with fertilizer prompted the move to pellets. He was quick to point out that whole flower hops are still used for dry-hopping, where the nitrosamine hazard is less of an issue."
Ok that has me confused. I would imagine there is nothing different in the growing process between hops used for whole hops .vs. pellet hops and therefore why should nitrosamine levels vary between pellet vs. whole???