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Title: How many brett vials per barrel do ya think?
Post by: majorvices on November 17, 2013, 01:28:43 PM
I'm aging some a big, dark belgian in cabernet bbls and want to add brett b. Was thinking about 3 or 4 vials per bbl. What do you guys think? The bbl size is 60 gallons.
Title: Re: How many brett vials per barrel do ya think?
Post by: a10t2 on November 17, 2013, 05:53:53 PM
That's about what I'd do, probably. I think that with lower pitching rates you'll get more barnyard and less fruit from it, so it could also depend on exactly what you want. If you're planning on aging it a long time I might do 2 vials/bbl (31 gal).
Title: Re: How many brett vials per barrel do ya think?
Post by: tschmidlin on November 18, 2013, 06:51:48 AM
It seems like a good start to me.  You can always add the dregs of bottles you like as well.