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petep1980 01-26-2011 06:03 PM

Brett Brux @ 60F.
 
My Orval Clone is in secondary, and it's doing so on dregs from two bottles Orval and 1 vial Brett Brux (white labs).

I know it's a sluggish yeast, but do you think it'll make much difference if I make it a little warmer, or just wait?

I haven't checked gravity.

COLObrewer 01-26-2011 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by petep1980 (Post 2586534)
. . . . . make it a little warmer, or just wait?

I haven't checked gravity.

Well, you can do all three of these, you have plenty of waiting to do. What was the gravity when you racked it?

emjay 01-26-2011 08:01 PM

Just wait. Warming will make it speed up, of course, but it also tends to promote off-flavors

petep1980 01-26-2011 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by COLObrewer (Post 2586680)
Well, you can do all three of these, you have plenty of waiting to do. What was the gravity when you racked it?

It was 1.012.

smokinghole 01-27-2011 02:12 AM

I'm planning one making a orval inspired brew soon hopefully isolating the primary strain on a streak plate. Anyhow from what I read between their website, other sites, and Brew like a Monk they bottle closer to 1.010 with the brett and let the fermentation finish in the bottle creating their 4-5 volumes of carbonation.

COLObrewer 01-27-2011 02:39 AM

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Originally Posted by petep1980 (Post 2587664)
It was 1.012.

Yea, I'm no pro but I would simply wait.

petep1980 01-27-2011 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by smokinghole (Post 2588353)
I'm planning one making a orval inspired brew soon hopefully isolating the primary strain on a streak plate. Anyhow from what I read between their website, other sites, and Brew like a Monk they bottle closer to 1.010 with the brett and let the fermentation finish in the bottle creating their 4-5 volumes of carbonation.

I am planning on around 4.25 volumes of carbonation, which is like 8oz corn sugar for ~5gallons according to beertools pro.

That's about a .5% alcohol boost. I think Orval is 6.9%, and my starting gravity was 1.050, so to at least match their ABV I'll need to get down to 1.004.

Hmm.. That's low and might not happen.

I'll give it a while.

petep1980 01-27-2011 01:16 PM

It's been in there for a week, I haven't checked it. Since it's slow moving I figure I can check in a month, then in another month and once it's the same consecutive months I'm good to go.

Bensiff 01-27-2011 04:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by petep1980 (Post 2586534)
My Orval Clone is in secondary, and it's doing so on dregs from two bottles Orval and 1 vial Brett Brux (white labs).

I know it's a sluggish yeast, but do you think it'll make much difference if I make it a little warmer, or just wait?

I haven't checked gravity.

I have something similar going right now, primary 1.058 wort with belgian sacc yeast bringing it to 1.014. Added brett b and oak in secondary to finish. First 10 days I held at 60 then bumped to 66 for the last 10 for ****s and giggles. I've been pushing 12 hour days so haven't had time to check, but will report in on gravity when I can so we can compare notes.

petep1980 01-27-2011 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Bensiff (Post 2589954)
I have something similar going right now, primary 1.058 wort with belgian sacc yeast bringing it to 1.014. Added brett b and oak in secondary to finish. First 10 days I held at 60 then bumped to 66 for the last 10 for ****s and giggles. I've been pushing 12 hour days so haven't had time to check, but will report in on gravity when I can so we can compare notes.

Cool. I used Belgian Sacc too, it went from 1.050 to 1.012.


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