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Posted in thread: 100% Brett starter on 01-27-2016 at 02:53 AM
I'm not 100% sure in this, so take this with a grain of salt, but a lot of Crooked Stave's
Brett primary fermentations are still aged in their oak barrels or foeders, and thusly pick up
their house LA...
Posted in thread: 2 batches of saison brett, 2 failures on 01-20-2016 at 02:46 AM
How did your beer taste prior to pitching brett? I'm thinking you had an issue from the start,
and the brett just made it worse.Also, how come you waited a year after pitching brett? That
seems like a...
Posted in thread: 100% Brett starter on 01-20-2016 at 02:29 AM
Just for the record, acetobacter is a different microbe, but brett can definitely make acetic
acid during fermentation in the presence of O2. I think that's what you meant, though... Brew
on!You are c...
Posted in thread: 100% Brett starter on 01-20-2016 at 02:25 AM
No, it's fine... If you're concerned about flavor carry-over, give it a good cold crash and
decant, but a starter is such a small amount, there's really nothing to worry about.
Posted in thread: 100% Brett starter on 01-20-2016 at 02:03 AM
I collected some dregs from a bottle of Crooked Stave Hop Savant (100% Brett) and have stepped
it up on a stir plate to 1 liter starter, but I think I screwed up as it smells kind of sour. I
Posted in thread: 2 batches of saison brett, 2 failures on 01-19-2016 at 09:19 PM
The last batch I used RO water with minerals added so I know chlorine wasn't a factor. I'll try
again with a different strain of Brett, or maybe 2 strains this time.
Posted in thread: Russian Imperial Stout (2011 HBT Competition Category Winner) on 01-19-2016 at 07:10 PM
I brewed this last year and aged it for about 4 months before starting to drink it. It came out
about 10% ABV and it's quite mild for being that high of an ABV. Don't get me wrong, it is
Posted in thread: 2 batches of saison brett, 2 failures on 01-19-2016 at 07:06 PM
I've done 2 batches of a saison brett now, both of which have been a failure. Hopefully someone
can tell me what I'm doing wrong. Apologies I don't have the recipe handy, but it was mostly
Posted in thread: 1/2" to 3/8" tubing on 01-14-2016 at 09:32 PM
I ordered a bunch of new stuff including a valve for my kettle, a chugger pump, and a CFC. All
my tubing, quick disconnects, and valves are 1/2" however I now realize my CFC is 3/8". What's
the best w...
Posted in thread: Upgrade Wort Cooling on 12-31-2015 at 03:28 AM
I've been using an immersion chiller now for years and it takes about 30 minutes to cool 5
gallons. I've just purchased a CFC, but am now worried about DMS while the hot wort sits before
it goes throu...