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Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-03-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 113
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Posted By PistolaPete
I think comps are a great way to get advice and...

I think comps are a great way to get advice and pointers but you have to take them with a grain of salt since it involves the human element. Someone above stated that sometimes the judges don't even...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 05-01-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By PistolaPete
Update: After pitching the vial of Brett on...

Update: After pitching the vial of Brett on 2/2/14 I didn't see any activity except the pellicle form a few days later. Around mid April I did a taste test and the cider was still sweet and I was...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-15-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 730
Posted By PistolaPete
Almost a year later and no takers? I'll take a...

Almost a year later and no takers? I'll take a stab at it and assume that stepping up a starter increases cell counts but maybe you want to have the growth happen at a rate that is deemed healthy to...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-02-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 458
Posted By PistolaPete
What is your reason for wanting to transfer to a...

What is your reason for wanting to transfer to a secondary? Lots of us don't bother with secondarys since there is not much benefit and you risk infection and/or oxidation. I would leave it for...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-28-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By PistolaPete
Coff, Thanks for the info and nice blog you have...

Coff, Thanks for the info and nice blog you have there! I dont have an exact OG yet but I plugged 1.055 into Mr. Malty for an estimation and went with lager rates since that is what some people say...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-28-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By PistolaPete
Thanks for quick reply, dstar! Maybe I should...

Thanks for quick reply, dstar! Maybe I should start smaller like you did. It sounds like you know your stuff so let me ask you a few other questions...I have so many! :)

1) Do you mean you had a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-28-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By PistolaPete
Help me w/ 100% Brett starter calculation

Happy Friday! :ban:

I have a vial of Brett C. WLP645 and want to do a 1.25 gallon batch with it. Mr. Malty say I need 96 billion cells and the vial has 1.8-2.7 billion cells in it. How big of a...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-15-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By PistolaPete
Now I'm wondering how I know when it's time to...

Now I'm wondering how I know when it's time to bottle?
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-14-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By PistolaPete
I did shake it up vigorously for a few minutes.

I did shake it up vigorously for a few minutes.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-13-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 35,666
Posted By PistolaPete
Try Urban Sunshine in Altamonte Springs...

Try Urban Sunshine in Altamonte Springs http://www.urbansunshine.com/brew-supplies?zenid=aa1394d3d9fe54a94106e55a5eb3c083
They have multiple locations but the Altamonte location has a better...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-13-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By PistolaPete
I just realized maybe this would be better to...

I just realized maybe this would be better to post in the cider forum...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-13-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,421
Posted By PistolaPete
TNGabe: I've been reading up on beers fermented...

TNGabe: I've been reading up on beers fermented w/ 100% Brett and I came across a post on here about someone making a 100% Brett cider that turned out really tasty so it sounded like an easy...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-12-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By PistolaPete
100% Brett Cider question w/ pic

I pitched a vial of White Labs WLP645 Brettanomyces claussenii into 1 gallon of unfiltered organic apple juice and a few days later I saw what I hope turns out to be a healthy pellicle. I didn't see...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-12-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,421
Posted By PistolaPete
40watt: What do you mean by "if that's a...

40watt: What do you mean by "if that's a pellicle"? Now you have me scared! I pitched the brett directly into a sanitized container of pasteurized apple juice so I hope it's a brett pellicle!
...
Forum: Kombucha & Fermented Tea Forum 02-09-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,156
Posted By PistolaPete
It's quite easy. Get a scoby from someone in your...

It's quite easy. Get a scoby from someone in your area or order one from off the web and go from there. I did most of my research from just searching around the internet. In the end it was way easier...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-09-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,421
Posted By PistolaPete
Ok so that's two sources saying roughly 1.75-2.7...

Ok so that's two sources saying roughly 1.75-2.7 billion per vial, I guess I'll go with that until I hear otherwise. Here is a pic of the 1 gallon of unfiltered apple juice I added a vial of Brett C....
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-05-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,421
Posted By PistolaPete
Well I pitched one vial into 1 gallon of...

Well I pitched one vial into 1 gallon of unfiltered organic apple juice Sunday afternoon and by Tues evening I saw a nice white pellicle started to form. As of wed night it doesn't appear to be...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 02-02-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,421
Posted By PistolaPete
Yes, That is why I am asking! I've done tons of...

Yes, That is why I am asking! I've done tons of reading and still can't come across a straight answer. I also came across the blog post SoilWorker was talking about which said the count was 3...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-31-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,421
Posted By PistolaPete
Cell Count of White Labs Brett vials?

I've been scouring different threads on here trying to figure out the cell count of White Lab's Brett vials. I guess it's supposed to be 50 million/ml but is that ml in reference to the yeast slurry...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-30-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,536
Posted By PistolaPete
I use the Brewtoad program and do mostly extract...

I use the Brewtoad program and do mostly extract w/ grain or partial mashes so I can't say for sure whats going on in your case but I usually base all my recipes on the BCS book also and I've noticed...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-29-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,379
Posted By PistolaPete
Man, that sucks. Any idea what went wrong?

Man, that sucks. Any idea what went wrong?
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-26-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By PistolaPete
Thanks for the info! After seeing a post on here...

Thanks for the info! After seeing a post on here about someone making a cider with brett here is my new plan:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f127/brett-beer-cider-questions-455909/
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-25-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By PistolaPete
Brett beer and cider questions

I have two vials of Brett. C. and I would like to toss one in a gallon of unfiltered pasteurized cider and use the other to make one gallon of beer. I figured I won't need a starter for these small...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-25-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,379
Posted By PistolaPete
Any updates on this?

Any updates on this?
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-23-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By PistolaPete
Starter question for Brett. Clausseni

I had a buddy give me two vials of White Labs Brett. Clausseni and I would like to use only them in a 2.5 gallon batch of something prob around 1.055-1.065 ish. Will a 2 Liter starter on a stir plate...
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