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Brett dosed trippel
« on: January 11, 2013, 07:53:13 PM »
I have a brett. L dosed trippel with oak cubes that has been sitting for over a year and a half now.  The pellicle is still floating on top.  I have read that it can sit there if it is in a stable environment for some time.  This is only the 3rd beer with bacteria that I have done and want to make sure I am not jumping the gun by bottling now?  Any thoughts?

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Re: Brett dosed trippel
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013, 08:25:14 PM »
I've bottled Brett beers after gravity is stable for a few months. No bombs yet, but I use heavy bottles to be safe. After a year and a half, you should be fine.
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Re: Brett dosed trippel
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2013, 09:15:39 PM »
The pellicle is a biofilm. If it's been left to sit without bothering it then it's likely going to just sit there and not disappear or change. It's been doing a good job of regulating oxygen exposure like it should.

I'd say the beer is definitely stable by now although brett will continue to develop the flavor without pumping out more CO2. Give it a taste and see what you think. If it doesn't taste great now let it go a few months and repeat.
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Re: Brett dosed trippel
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2013, 02:18:00 PM »
What's the gravity reading? How's it taste?

Let these two things always guide when you should rack/bottle/etc.
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Re: Brett dosed trippel
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2013, 07:55:27 PM »
Thanks, everyone.  I will re-pitch some dried yeast and bottle soon!