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Offline inbituinthebrew

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Brett Starter
« on: March 14, 2021, 07:39:19 pm »
Made a Brett starter from a White Labs vial a couple months past it's prime. Heard Brett starters don't have a lot of activity. Turned the stir plate off last night, and turned it back on this morning to see it looking like a seltzer. Hadn't noticed carbonation in the week it's been on. Infected, or is this normal?

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Re: Brett Starter
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2021, 07:40:04 pm »
Tapatalk isn't letting me send a picture. I'll try again in the morning if needed

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Re: Brett Starter
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2021, 08:40:12 pm »
I have problems with it from time to time as well. I have to try three or four times sometimes


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Re: Brett Starter
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2021, 07:20:29 pm »
There we go

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Re: Brett Starter
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2021, 07:40:10 pm »
It doesn't look infected to me. I can't say that I've made a starter from a pure Brett culture, but my mixed culture starters from bottle dregs are fairly active when I step them up, although I don't get a typical krausen. That is probably just the carbonation that built up while the stirplate was off coming out of solution.

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Re: Brett Starter
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2021, 04:42:11 pm »
I'm not a stirplate user but it looks like a normal starter with a lot of activity.

Brett fermentations will look a lot like saccharomyces fermentations when it has a large number of cells. It can take a little while for the cells to get that level of activity but it looks like you have a healthy starter.
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