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  • Posted in thread: Lacto Brevis vs. Delbruekii on 05-14-2015 at 06:47 PM
    You are making some assumptions here that may or may not be correct. You can't (necessarily)
    assume there will be a 1:1 ratio of EtOH/Lactic acid produced, as fermentation conditions and
    strain will l...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling with brett questions - Dark Winter Saison on 04-23-2015 at 02:36 PM
    This sounds great - I'll be looking for the tasting notes, I'm curious to see how it turns out!
    Pretty cool concept to be using dregs from a previous dark saison batch too - keep some of the
    'genetic ...

  • Posted in thread: Bottling with brett questions - Dark Winter Saison on 04-22-2015 at 06:47 PM
    I guess I'm qualified to chime in.You'll get an extra .5 volumes of CO2 for every .001 drop in
    gravity in the bottle. At 1.010, that is a lot of potential carbonation that could be produced
    if you add...

  • Posted in thread: Cell Count of White Labs Brett vials? on 04-21-2015 at 06:09 PM
    It would seem that Wyeast puts substantially more brettanomyces cells in their smack packs.
    Jason did a cell count of Wyeast at 68 billion cells for brett brux. That would put it at
    roughly 25-38x mor...

  • Posted in thread: BlackMan Yeast on 04-17-2015 at 01:40 PM
    I have some friends who chatted with the dude from Black Man Yeast at the Blue Bonnet home brew
    shindig. They said the dude was super cool/nice, and has a reputation for being a stellar home
    brewer. C...

  • Posted in thread: Berliner Weisse lacto experiement #3 on 04-16-2015 at 01:19 PM
    Thanks for the clarification Michael. Interesting. I guess I'm confused because in your earlier
    post you said you struggled to get it below a pH of 4.0. I'm excited to get my new BYO in the
    mail to se...

  • Posted in thread: Berliner Weisse lacto experiement #3 on 04-15-2015 at 03:01 PM
    5335 is L. buchneri as far as I'm aware. We actually got better results with it than WLP677
    (which echos my own experiences and frequent emails I get). The L. plantarum was one of the
    isolates from Om...

  • Posted in thread: Berliner Weisse lacto experiement #3 on 04-14-2015 at 07:21 PM
    A friend (Matt/drabmuh) and I have a similar experiment in the most recent BYO with L. brevis,
    L. delbrueckii, L. plantarum, and L. buchneri. 5335 seemed to be the most temperature
    sensitive, at best ...

  • Posted in thread: Goose Island Sofie Dregs on 04-13-2015 at 07:07 PM
    old thread but...there's just brett in there. in no bacteria, as far as I'm aware it has both
    ale yeast and Brett. Here's a few notes on the microbes from John Laffler.

  • Posted in thread: Gravity Reading 1.002, Time to Rack or Bottle? on 03-26-2015 at 05:50 PM
    I used wild lacto(I Think? What ever it was it made a rad Pellicle) off of 2row I pitched
    directly with my US-05 for fermentation. It seems to be souring as it ages which has me
    hesitant to bottle, bu...

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