Re: Developing Brett Character

Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:18 am

If it were me I would add some dme or lme to prime a keg. Let the beer carbonate and condition in there and the brett should start to give more of a flavor contribution. Brett in primary can be quite neutral in my experience. It will give flavors over time though. What brett is it?
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Re: Developing Brett Character

Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:25 am

The primary Brett was the WLP Brett Brux strain, and the second was the Wyeast Brux.
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Re: Developing Brett Character

Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:27 am

I ended up racking the beer into a Secondary, adding 8oz Maltodextrin and the pitching a pack of Wyeast Brett Brux. I am going to give it six months in the secondary and then see how it tastes.
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Re: Developing Brett Character

Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:40 am

Six months might be a little bit long with that much oxygen exposure. Did you take a gravity reading after you added maltodextrin? You can let the beer develop in the bottle or keg. In fact I think you get better flavors from brett conditioning in a pressure environment.
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Re: Developing Brett Character

Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:47 pm

I did not take a gravity sample, I will taste the beer and see what I think.
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Re: Developing Brett Character

Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:29 pm

If you are going to take a sample to taste I would use the sample to take a gravity reading. Do you keg or bottle and which do you want to do with this beer
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Re: Developing Brett Character

Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:40 am

I will definitely take a gravity sample when I take a taste. I haven't decided if I'm going to keg or bottle. I'm leaning towards bottling but I would love your advise.

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Re: Developing Brett Character

Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:38 pm

It depends how much work you want to do. Personally I think bottle conditioned beers with brett develop more complex flavors. I have had good results with kegging also plus you have more control over carbonation.
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