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Anyone have an idea if the dregs from this are a pure Brett culture, or if there is some yeast from primary (maybe a saison strain?), or some other bugs like lacto/pedio etc. from the barrels? I guess it's not a huge deal, but was just trying to figure if i got a nice clean sample or some kind of mixed bag that is gonna change over time as different things grow at different rates.

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Thanks, I've had good luck culturing this up from the bottle, and get a nice brett character after ~3-4 months. The grain bill from brewing classic styles along with cultured yeast from saison dupont and sofie turns out a really nice saison, that I feel is very reminiscent of Sofie.

-Mike, your book is awesome by the way. Great job, it has given me a ton of ideas i want to try out.
 
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I'll be trying this soon. Actually, I was planning on adding dregs from two 12-oz bottles of Sofie, in addition to the dregs from two 750-mL bottles of a Sante Adairius saison that also has brett and some bacteria. Did you build up a starter and add it from the get-go, wait until secondary, or something else entirely? I'm a newbie to making funky beers.
 
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