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Old 02-29-2012, 03:02 AM   #1
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Does anyone know if there is any reason I shouldn't do this? I have a slurry I wanted to pitch with Brett l.
Is this a bad idea?

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Old 02-29-2012, 04:03 AM   #2
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No reason you can't pitch brett into a lager. Lighter beers with low abv tend to accentuate the funkiness.


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Old 02-29-2012, 04:04 PM   #3
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A couple of the best American sours are based on lagers, Isabelle Proximus and La Folie. Although both were/are fermented at warmer temperatures (New Belgium in the 60s, and Lost Abbey in the 80s). Jolly Pumpkin also ferments half of Biere de Mars with lager yeast.
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:11 PM   #4
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A couple of the best American sours are based on lagers, Isabelle Proximus and La Folie. Although both were/are fermented at warmer temperatures (New Belgium in the 60s, and Lost Abbey in the 80s). Jolly Pumpkin also ferments half of Biere de Mars with lager yeast.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:53 PM   #5
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Seems like the Brett eats up all the esters created by the original yeast anyway. So you don't have to worry about high-fermented lager flavors.

Now the question is, what happens when you lager a sour? Does the character change much?


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