Brewing a wheat beer with Brett??

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HaNcOcK25

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As anyone ever tried making a sour wheat brew? Can it be done? Will Brett ferment with that kind of brew?
 

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Brett will eat anything that Sacc will eat and also many of the starches and longer sugars that regular yeast won't/can't eat. In fact, many sour beers are made with wheat (lambics, beliners, of the top of my head)
 
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Thanks for the info! Good to kno. Cause me and my brother brewed a lemon wheat on Thursday and still not really fermenting like I thought it would with brett
 
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When you pitch only brett, and it sounds like that's what you did, you really need to overpitch. Otherwise it's going to take a very, very long time to ferment out.
 
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Would you recommend doing anything or is it too late??
 

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sounds like a berliner wiess (or how ever you spell it). It has its own specs, 17A I believe.
 

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When you pitch only brett, and it sounds like that's what you did, you really need to overpitch. Otherwise it's going to take a very, very long time to ferment out.
Not being combative, are you sure? Everything I've read about 100% Brett beers is that the ferment goes very quickly, almost exactly like Sacc except usually a little slower to clear.
 
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