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Re: 1st all Brett beer
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2013, 10:45:48 AM »
I usually assume brett will work SG down to 1.002 in the bottle, so figure in the difference between your current gravity and 1.002 when calculating priming sugar weight. If you want to be conservative, just assume 1.000 as FG.

Since berliner weisse is normally consumed rather quickly (like any light wheat-based beer), I would only be concerned about additional carbonation if you're going to cellar a few bottles for 6 months or more. In that case, just fill a few heavy duty bottles.
Just so I'm clear, if I plan to keep the bottle for less than 6 months then calculate the amount of priming sugar in the usual way.  If more than 6 months, factor in the difference between the current gravity and an assumed gravity, say 1.002, in the priming calculations.  Did I get it right?

Do you have a recommendation for a priming calculator capable of factoring in the gravity?
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Re: 1st all Brett beer
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2013, 11:18:27 AM »
Do you have a recommendation for a priming calculator capable of factoring in the gravity?

A good rule of thumb is that each gravity point will net you 0.5 volumes of CO2.
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Re: 1st all Brett beer
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2013, 11:26:38 AM »
Update I snuck out a little taste of primary.  Golden Straw Color CLEAR as can be.
aroma Nondescript fruity...mangoesque...I still get a slight note of vomit or perhaps
aspergillus mold aroma.  When I go back in for another sniff, that has disappeared. 1st taste
is kind of souresque on the tongue.  Not a lot of body but not thin and watery either.
Almost indescribable fruity, bitter, alcohol comes through some, LONG finish, opinion, NOT DONE YET>>>

But this is going to be a drinkable beer.  I am trying to decide what to use to dry hop with
this bug was from cantillon and that is what they do to the Iris beer. Why not.  I have
a Lot of Belma and I just got some Amarillo.....Not sure which variety to dry hop with.
Maybe Both?

Anyone care to lend an opinion?
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Re: 1st all Brett beer
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2013, 02:28:55 PM »
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I am trying to decide what to use to dry hop with
this bug was from cantillon and that is what they do to the Iris beer. Why not.  I have
a Lot of Belma and I just got some Amarillo.....Not sure which variety to dry hop with.
Maybe Both?

Anyone??
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Re: 1st all Brett beer
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2013, 02:59:39 PM »
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I am trying to decide what to use to dry hop with
this bug was from cantillon and that is what they do to the Iris beer. Why not.  I have
a Lot of Belma and I just got some Amarillo.....Not sure which variety to dry hop with.
Maybe Both?

Anyone??

Either would work, but if it were my beer I'd go Amarillo. Belma is pretty mild, and very similar to that nondescript "fruity" note you're getting here like melon/peach/berry. It wouldn't clash, but I don't know if it would bring anything worthwhile to the table. Amarillo's orangy citrus would work nice with the sour and add some depth.
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Re: 1st all Brett beer
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2013, 07:20:02 PM »
Your assessment agrees with mine erock...I am leaning that direction....
Thanx
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Re: 1st all Brett beer
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2013, 07:47:22 PM »
Not so sour but more reminiscent of old almost stale orange peels.... :-\
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Re: 1st all Brett beer
« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2013, 07:14:12 AM »
I've dry hopped brett beers with Belma and really liked the result. It isn't an overwhelming dry hop character but it creates a very interesting set of flavors. I'd say dry hopping brett beers is the single best way to use Belma.
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Re: 1st all Brett beer
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2013, 07:48:17 AM »
What would you imagine 2/3 belma and 1/3 amarillo mix would yeild??
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Re: 1st all Brett beer
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2013, 08:06:34 PM »
What would you imagine 2/3 belma and 1/3 amarillo mix would yeild??

Deliciousness.
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Re: 1st all Brett beer
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2013, 03:51:15 PM »
I have managed to sneak a taste of this brew.  Still get the rancid orange peel note
not sure what to say of the stuff. UNKNOWN and UNFAMILIAR flavors and tastes.
Definately a flavor party on the palate.  I have sipped about 3-4 oz of this and
well here goes nuttin....fresh earthy aroma then amarillo comes after that.  Pours a
big white head and the golden liquid is somewhat hazy from the dry hopping. It was
clear prior to the addition of hops.  No belma comes thru that I can tell.  first touch
at the tongue is that peeling note then it kind of goes indescribable toward mangoish
pineappleish a touch of malt shows up. Mouthfeel is light and crisp not lacking. Long
finish is of bitter amarillo.  Its gonna take a few more sensory adventures with this
to get more of a description....just really unfamiliar flavors....not bad, but different.
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