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meltroha

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Anyone have experience with this strain? I plan on brewing a Belgian summer blonde with it, never used brett before. I know I need a separate fermentor for it, but can I use the same auto siphon and bottling bucket? How long should I keep it in the fermentor for? What is the ideal temperature to ferment at? Any other general advice?
 

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you don't need separate anything when working with brett, star-san will kill it perfectly fine.

do you mean to primary with it? if so, 2-6 weeks and you should pitch around lager rates. as primary, 644 is very fruity/tropical. mid 70s would be good

fyi, theres a very long thread all about 644: https://www.homebrewtalk.com/f127/wlp644-brett-b-trois-326861/
 
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Excellent, thanks! Sounds like what I'm after!
 

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oh, I should've mentioned I did exactly this (summer blonde w 644) a year ago. it came out quite well. the 644 seems to work quite well with hops, so if you have any citra or galaxy or the like and want to put an american twist on it, i'd throw em in. hops aside, basically just treat it like you're making a normal belgian blond but pitch at lager rates like i previously mentioned. attenuation rates for brett primary is very close to that of belgian strains. IME 644 is more active than other bretts.
 
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