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Old 07-25-2013, 08:56 PM   #11
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Isn't it supposed to be funky?


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Old 07-25-2013, 09:16 PM   #12
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Isn't it supposed to be funky?
There is funky and there is oh gawd, what is that?!?


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Old 07-26-2013, 01:52 AM   #13
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I pulled it out of the keezer and set it in a room in my basement where I age my sour beers. I will put it back on tap in a couple of months and report back if anything interesting happens.
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:28 AM   #14
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I pulled it out of the keezer and set it in a room in my basement where I age my sour beers. I will put it back on tap in a couple of months and report back if anything interesting happens.
do let us know how it turns out.

i just tasted the leftovers from my Brett B starter... yuck. a mix of band-aid, smelly cheese and feet. really unpleasant. the brett got plenty of O2 on the stir plate while the starter was doing its thing, i wonder if that contributes?

i'm nervous about pitching this foot-cheese mix into my saison, but i'll spin the wheel and do it anyways. the saison will have 6 months with the brett, with much lower oxygen levels... i hope this will help.
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I'll stay tuned for the follow up, I've got my first sour going right now...
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Philiphirz, did your brett saison ever come around? I've got one going that doesn't taste like feet, but doesn't taste all that good yet. The flavor was much better right after primary fermentation. I'm 3.5 months in now, and the pleasing saison yeast aroma/taste seems muted and the hop bitterness is more upfront than before. Almost like flavors have been stripped away but with no new flavors added to replace what's missing. Hoping it turns around in a few months.

I have 3 gallons aging with just the brett and a couple gallons on a few pounds of pomegranate seeds with the brett. Haven't sampled the pom version yet.
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Old 12-13-2014, 06:22 PM   #17
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Philiphirz, did your brett saison ever come around? I've got one going that doesn't taste like feet, but doesn't taste all that good yet. The flavor was much better right after primary fermentation. I'm 3.5 months in now, and the pleasing saison yeast aroma/taste seems muted and the hop bitterness is more upfront than before. Almost like flavors have been stripped away but with no new flavors added to replace what's missing. Hoping it turns around in a few months.

I have 3 gallons aging with just the brett and a couple gallons on a few pounds of pomegranate seeds with the brett. Haven't sampled the pom version yet.
My first Brett beer, a saison, is in about the same situation right now. Tasted like a great saison after primary with wy3711. After a few months of secondary in the keg with wlp650 and dregs from an Orval, I pulled a sample. The smell was awesome, but the taste was as you described. It was as though the saison yeast character had been stripped away without being replaced. Maybe some carbonation would bring it to life. But it's going to sit for at least another six months, so time will tell.
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Old 12-13-2014, 06:41 PM   #18
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I would bottle that brett saison. I let mine sit in the primary for six months and got just a trace of funk. Then I bottled it up and three weeks later and it's got big brett flavor. They say pressure causes the brett to pump up the flavor profile.
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I've got mine under 35-40 PSI in the keg.
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Old 12-13-2014, 08:03 PM   #20
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If it tastes the way mine smell after a day in my work boots, I wouldn't water the lawn with it.

other than that, I got nuthin.


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