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Old 01-08-2011, 12:43 AM   #1
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Default Brett Brux & Orval Dregs in secondary

My orval clone calls for those in secondary.

I am using white labs brett brux, and plan to do two bottles.

Couple questions...

How exactly do I combine these? Won't it take days to culture up the Orval dregs, and only a day to get the Brett Brux going in a starter? Should I start the dregs on my stir starter, then add some more DME and the vial of brett brux a couple days later?

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Old 01-08-2011, 10:36 AM   #2
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No need for a starter, just dump`em in secondary and wait

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Old 01-08-2011, 02:11 PM   #3
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No need for a starter, just dump`em in secondary and wait
All of the secondary yeasts? Brew like a monk says 5 weeks @ 59F.
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:18 PM   #4
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My understanding (and I very well may be wrong) is that there is no need to make a starter for Brett. Those little buggers are very motivated self starters and they will eat just about anything. Also, unlike saccharomyces (your regular brewing yeast), standard pitching rates dont appply, so I think you will be fine with just pitching the dregs of a few Orval bottles, as long as Orval doesn't use some other kind of yeast for bottling purposes.

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I'm concerned the Orval dregs won't have a chance to do much, guess I'll see what happens.

Orval actually does bottle with a different yeast, their primary yeast.

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I'm concerned the Orval dregs won't have a chance to do much, guess I'll see what happens.

They'll be fine it just takes time.
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I'm concerned the Orval dregs won't have a chance to do much, guess I'll see what happens.

Orval actually does bottle with a different yeast, their primary yeast.
The brett will munch on all the sugars the sacc leaves behind
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