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Old 07-29-2009, 10:31 PM   #1
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Hello, I am thinking of getting a used wine barrel from a local winery.. however, they tell me their barrels are all infected with malolactic bacteria... is this going to cause a problem with a Brett beer? I have not seen anyone else mention or complain about it...

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Old 07-30-2009, 12:47 PM   #2
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I do not think it is anything to worry about, especially since you are looking to make funky beers in it anyway. From wikipedia:

In winemaking, malolactic conversion is generally encouraged in many red wines and some white wines, particularly those that are aged in oak. A prominent example of this is the prevalence of malolactic fermentation in California chardonnays. Unoaked white wines, such as German wines, generally do not undergo malolactic conversion.
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