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Old 09-27-2013, 01:50 PM   #81
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okay so i have decided that the smell i am getting could possibly autolysis. it smells similar to boiled eggs. so just as a precaution i have racked the beer off of the yeast cake into a secondary. This morning it the airlock already smelled better. I may have saved this beer. The odd thin is that it didnt tast all that bad. Mostly just really bretty. I am in the same LHBC as the number 1 BJCP judge in california so once this is done ill ask him what he thinks.

my question is What is everyone's theory on what happend here? If brett is supposed to be so strong and able to eat up all that dead yeast wouldnt the 2000ml culture from saison brett have prettymuch insured autolysis wouldn't be a worry.

question two is how can i continue drying out this beer as it stubornly remains at 1.027 even with the brett* at a happy 70 degrees.

*NOTE: i have no way of knowing how much brett was still in suspension, if any, when i racked into a sanatized carboy for secondary last night.

SERIOUSLY PLEASE HELP!!! I am willing to repay advice with brett cultures shipped from my yeast farm


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Old 09-28-2013, 02:18 PM   #82
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If you are using a refractometer for FG the final number needs to be recalculated to get the true FG. I used this calculator

http://onebeer.net/refractometer.shtml

given an OG reading of 1.056 (13.6 Brix) and a final reading of 1.027(6.7Brix) the true FG is 1.0087 and ABV is 6.12%
hope this helps



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Old 10-07-2013, 05:25 PM   #83
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brewing this wed. have a vial ea of 3724 and brett c. would i need a starter if using the 2 vials? if so, should i do a starter for both or just the 3724?

 
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:40 AM   #84
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brewing this wed. have a vial ea of 3724 and brett c. would i need a starter if using the 2 vials? if so, should i do a starter for both or just the 3724?
You'll need a starter to satisfy your OG wort needs. Pitch the Brett when you get close to your FG.

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Old 10-09-2013, 12:18 PM   #85
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If you are using a refractometer for FG the final number needs to be recalculated to get the true FG. I used this calculator

http://onebeer.net/refractometer.shtml

given an OG reading of 1.056 (13.6 Brix) and a final reading of 1.027(6.7Brix) the true FG is 1.0087 and ABV is 6.12%
hope this helps
YEAH............ about that. the beer was perfectly fine the whole time. just kegged this one last night. a little early im sure but the hydro sample tasted sooo great, i just couldnt resist. besides ill be brewing this beer for my wedding again soon, and ill let it age right up to the week before I leave for SLO. then its a quick clarifying treatment (if still needed at that point) and im off.


Thank you again everyone,
Alex
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:22 PM   #86
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this has been sitting in the closet after primary for about 3 months now. I am getting anxious. Haven't even taken a gravity sample yet

 
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:30 AM   #87
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this has been sitting in the closet after primary for about 3 months now. I am getting anxious. Haven't even taken a gravity sample yet
Patience......now zen........ you can take a hydro sample it won; hurt to do that but your Brett won't really shine unti about the 8 month mark. Not that it won't be there before that but to really shine 8 months or so is a good mark.
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:47 PM   #88
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I just hit the 8 month mark on my first brett sour... And it finally started turning the corner for the better. So... Take that as encouragement and look forward to something great

 
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:32 PM   #89
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I'm making a starter to brew either tomorrow or tues. Do I pitch both yeast and Brett at the same time? Sorry first time using brett

 
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:36 AM   #90
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I'm making a starter to brew either tomorrow or tues. Do I pitch both yeast and Brett at the same time? Sorry first time using brett
Some say at the same time. I say let Sacc do its thing first, then pitch Brett.



 
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