Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Author Topic: Pale Ale 100% Brett #1  (Read 2394 times)

Offline sdixon

  • NBCBA
  • Senior Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 753
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Pale Ale 100% Brett #1
« on: October 20, 2012, 06:18:44 PM »
Grain
Pilsner - 5.25Kg
Raw Wheat - 0.5Kg

Hops
Perle - 25 gr. (60min)
Crystal - 20 gr. (30min)
Hallertauer Mitt. - 10 gr. (5min)

Yeast
Brett B - Wyeast 5112

Est ABV = 4.7%
"Good people drink good beer"
Hunter S. Thompson


On Tap]

Offline sdixon

  • NBCBA
  • Senior Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 753
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Pale Ale 100% Brett #1
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2012, 06:24:27 PM »
Well it took 4 days to see any activity, and even now it's only a thin sheet of foam. Some resources say 100% Brett can take 5 days to get working, so without a starter I guess that's close to par for the course. Makes you nervous when on day 3 there is still zero activity.
"Good people drink good beer"
Hunter S. Thompson


On Tap]

Offline fakr

  • Administrator
  • Forum Hero
  • ****
  • Posts: 1545
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 48
Re: Pale Ale 100% Brett #1
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2012, 06:31:52 PM »
Have you taken a gravity reading to see if it's moved at all? Without a starter, perhaps you underpitched?

A friend of mine married into an Italian family who make their own wine from scratch, and ferment using the bret on the grapes.  That stuff ferments fast and aggressive.  Mind you, the OG of crushed grapes is considerably higher than most wort.
"If God had intended for us to drink beer, He would have given us stomachs."

Offline Chris Craig

  • Charter Member
  • Charter Member
  • Forum Ninja
  • *****
  • Posts: 3189
    • Google+
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 252
Re: Pale Ale 100% Brett #1
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2012, 06:55:52 PM »
Don't worry Steve.  It's unlikely to become contaminated with US-05  :mrgreen:

Offline sdixon

  • NBCBA
  • Senior Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 753
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Pale Ale 100% Brett #1
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2012, 11:06:52 PM »
Wohoo... all the sudden it's taking off :-)

"Good people drink good beer"
Hunter S. Thompson


On Tap]

Offline sdixon

  • NBCBA
  • Senior Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 753
  • Liked:
  • Likes Given: 0
Re: Pale Ale 100% Brett #1
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2012, 09:47:20 PM »
Took a gravity ready tonight (1.023). Moving quite slowly, but it does taste very nice. It has some funk on the nose, but the palate is more fruit (pear) and floral (not sure what though). I'm a fan so far. Next time, I think I'll make a 1 litre stater to help it work faster.
"Good people drink good beer"
Hunter S. Thompson


On Tap]