Brett Hefeweizen? - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Brett Hefeweizen?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-09-2012, 04:09 PM   #1
bryix
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
Athens, Georgia
Posts: 19


Hey guys. Not sure if I saw this here or elsewhere, but I seem to recall someone making a Brett Hefeweizen by removing the lid of the fermenter during high krausen and letting it ferment out like that in the fermentation chamber.

Anyone do anything like this or have any ideas or suggestions?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2012, 04:44 PM   #2
TopherM
Recipes 
 
Mar 2011
St. Petersburg, FL
Posts: 3,975
Liked 447 Times on 353 Posts


Look up the recipe and procedures for a Berliner Weiss. That's the traditional sour wheat.


__________________
Primary #1 - Midnight Ryeder (Midnight Wheat and Rye)
Primary #2 - Florida Weiss
Primary #3 - Kane-DOH APA (Honey Citra APA)
Secondary #1 - Downtown Flanders Brown (brewed August 2012)
Keg #1 - Raspberry Florida Weiss
Keg #2 - Cinnamon Raisin Cider
Keg #3 - NONE!
Bottled - NONE!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2012, 04:46 PM   #3
Majafoo
Recipes 
 
Oct 2011
Airdrie, AB, Canada
Posts: 81
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts


It's my understanding that brett would eat the esters usually associated with hefeweizens, not to mention that as a secondary fermenter it would take a long time to ferment out which goes against logic as hefeweizens are known to be better when they're young.
__________________
There are beers in my carboys and my bottles.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2012, 06:27 PM   #4
scone
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
Austin, TX
Posts: 290


I'd ask the question the Lambic forum here, you'll prob. get more answers there.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2012, 12:51 AM   #5
eastoak
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
oakland, california
Posts: 3,294
Liked 159 Times on 149 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by bryix View Post
Hey guys. Not sure if I saw this here or elsewhere, but I seem to recall someone making a Brett Hefeweizen by removing the lid of the fermenter during high krausen and letting it ferment out like that in the fermentation chamber.

Anyone do anything like this or have any ideas or suggestions?
while it is possible that some stray Brett cells could land in an open fermentor you would have a hard time knowing without a microscope, any number of can and will be in there. if you want a Brett fermented hefeweizen the best thing to do is inoculate the wort with Brett directly rather than waiting for a chance infection. while it is not a traditional beer to ferment with Brett (who cares about tradition in brewing anyway?) do it if you are inclined. Brett does not take any longer than regular sacc to ferment a beer so you can still drink it young but it will continue to develop in flavor with time.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2012, 07:09 PM   #6
TopherM
Recipes 
 
Mar 2011
St. Petersburg, FL
Posts: 3,975
Liked 447 Times on 353 Posts


I'm telling you....Berliner Weiss....look it up. Delicious sour hefe-ish weiss soured by Brett, with a proven traditional recipe!!

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f72/berliner-weiss-322730/
__________________
Primary #1 - Midnight Ryeder (Midnight Wheat and Rye)
Primary #2 - Florida Weiss
Primary #3 - Kane-DOH APA (Honey Citra APA)
Secondary #1 - Downtown Flanders Brown (brewed August 2012)
Keg #1 - Raspberry Florida Weiss
Keg #2 - Cinnamon Raisin Cider
Keg #3 - NONE!
Bottled - NONE!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2012, 12:24 AM   #7
eastoak
Recipes 
 
Jan 2011
oakland, california
Posts: 3,294
Liked 159 Times on 149 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by TopherM View Post
I'm telling you....Berliner Weiss....look it up. Delicious sour hefe-ish weiss soured by Brett, with a proven traditional recipe!!

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f72/berliner-weiss-322730/
a berliner weisse is soured with lacto, not Brett which does not sour at all.



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Controlling Brett with Pasteurization? CenturyStanding General Techniques 6 08-05-2010 06:42 PM
For our Brett Pros... ShortSnoutBrewing General Techniques 2 10-30-2008 08:25 PM
Another Brett question kmlavoy General Techniques 10 10-02-2008 11:00 PM
Brett/Lacto question z987k General Techniques 3 07-29-2008 06:16 PM
Using Brett?? Catfish General Techniques 3 02-09-2007 06:30 PM


Forum Jump