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Old 01-26-2011, 07:03 PM   #1
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Default Brett Brux @ 60F.

My Orval Clone is in secondary, and it's doing so on dregs from two bottles Orval and 1 vial Brett Brux (white labs).

I know it's a sluggish yeast, but do you think it'll make much difference if I make it a little warmer, or just wait?

I haven't checked gravity.


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Old 01-26-2011, 07:39 PM   #2
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. . . . . make it a little warmer, or just wait?

I haven't checked gravity.
Well, you can do all three of these, you have plenty of waiting to do. What was the gravity when you racked it?


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Just wait. Warming will make it speed up, of course, but it also tends to promote off-flavors
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:05 AM   #4
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Well, you can do all three of these, you have plenty of waiting to do. What was the gravity when you racked it?
It was 1.012.
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I'm planning one making a orval inspired brew soon hopefully isolating the primary strain on a streak plate. Anyhow from what I read between their website, other sites, and Brew like a Monk they bottle closer to 1.010 with the brett and let the fermentation finish in the bottle creating their 4-5 volumes of carbonation.
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It was 1.012.
Yea, I'm no pro but I would simply wait.
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I'm planning one making a orval inspired brew soon hopefully isolating the primary strain on a streak plate. Anyhow from what I read between their website, other sites, and Brew like a Monk they bottle closer to 1.010 with the brett and let the fermentation finish in the bottle creating their 4-5 volumes of carbonation.
I am planning on around 4.25 volumes of carbonation, which is like 8oz corn sugar for ~5gallons according to beertools pro.

That's about a .5% alcohol boost. I think Orval is 6.9%, and my starting gravity was 1.050, so to at least match their ABV I'll need to get down to 1.004.

Hmm.. That's low and might not happen.

I'll give it a while.
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It's been in there for a week, I haven't checked it. Since it's slow moving I figure I can check in a month, then in another month and once it's the same consecutive months I'm good to go.
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My Orval Clone is in secondary, and it's doing so on dregs from two bottles Orval and 1 vial Brett Brux (white labs).

I know it's a sluggish yeast, but do you think it'll make much difference if I make it a little warmer, or just wait?

I haven't checked gravity.
I have something similar going right now, primary 1.058 wort with belgian sacc yeast bringing it to 1.014. Added brett b and oak in secondary to finish. First 10 days I held at 60 then bumped to 66 for the last 10 for ****s and giggles. I've been pushing 12 hour days so haven't had time to check, but will report in on gravity when I can so we can compare notes.
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I have something similar going right now, primary 1.058 wort with belgian sacc yeast bringing it to 1.014. Added brett b and oak in secondary to finish. First 10 days I held at 60 then bumped to 66 for the last 10 for ****s and giggles. I've been pushing 12 hour days so haven't had time to check, but will report in on gravity when I can so we can compare notes.
Cool. I used Belgian Sacc too, it went from 1.050 to 1.012.


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