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Do Paradox sour beers have viable dregs?
« on: June 20, 2015, 07:52:26 PM »
I have checked over at the Mad fermentationist with no luck on this topic.  A buddy brought me back a Paradox Brett's Hop Farm and Skully Barrel #16 last fall from Colorado.  I wanted to pitch them into a flanders red I am planning on brewing up and was wondering if anyone knew (or had experience with) if these beers have viable dregs (brett/bacteria)  in them?

I have emailed the brewery with no response...

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Re: Do Paradox sour beers have viable dregs?
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2015, 03:30:39 AM »
Try growing up a small starter. If there's anything there it should grow. It will certainly help the health of any culture that's in there, anyways.
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Re: Do Paradox sour beers have viable dregs?
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2015, 02:48:24 PM »
Yeah, I guess that is what I am relegated to do.  If I choose that route, I will let you know the results (if any).

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Re: Do Paradox sour beers have viable dregs?
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2015, 03:06:09 PM »
Too bad you haven't received a response.

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Re: Do Paradox sour beers have viable dregs?
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2015, 03:15:20 PM »
Yeah, I guess that is what I am relegated to do.  If I choose that route, I will let you know the results (if any).
Make sure to let Mike Tonsmeire know as well so he can update the list on his website
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Re: Do Paradox sour beers have viable dregs?
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2015, 10:51:36 PM »
Yeah, I have always used that as a first resort to determining if a brewery has viable dregs. 

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Re: Do Paradox sour beers have viable dregs?
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2016, 03:02:07 AM »
Late to the party on this one, but I was researching this topic. I created a starter with Paradox dregs. I let it sit for several weeks and it had a small pelicle form. Seemed to work for me. Working on a second one tonight.