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Old 08-15-2012, 02:55 PM   #1
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I racked a sour quad onto some raspberries about 3 weeks ago...any thoughts on lag time before the brett gets going when doing this? I transferred a good bit of the dregs from the primary so figure I should see something in the not too distant future.



 
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:16 PM   #2
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With my sour blueberry stout it took about two months for me to see any real activity, and even then it was mostly a few tiny bubbles. Depending on how long you primaried most of the sacch could be dead, and brett/lacto/pedio aren't fast eaters.


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Old 08-15-2012, 07:44 PM   #3
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Thanks...I don't count on any sacc after 8 months. The ABV is high as this is a rescue attempt on a quad so I'm sure the lacto and pedio are out of the question too...just waiting on the brett to start up and having no experience with fruiting a sour I have no idea of how long to expect active fermentation to begin other than I know brett is a slow mover in such conditions.

 
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:47 PM   #4
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My experience is that it takes several weeks. I think it is the sacc that wakes up and slowly reproduces to a decent sized colony, and that is what will do the majority of the fermentation of the fruit sugars.

I got really worried the first couple of times, but after a few weeks (I don't know what the real time was), it just took off.

 
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:19 PM   #5
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My experience is that it takes several weeks. I think it is the sacc that wakes up and slowly reproduces to a decent sized colony, and that is what will do the majority of the fermentation of the fruit sugars.

I got really worried the first couple of times, but after a few weeks (I don't know what the real time was), it just took off.
Good to know...I'm still waiting for something to happen. Oh well, I have plenty of other carboys to play with in the meantime.

 
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Old 08-25-2012, 03:34 AM   #6
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The wait is painful. I racked several gallons on some fruit last weekend and nothing is going on yet ......... I know everything is OK, but really want to see some activity.



 
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