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Offline a10t2

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How low can Brett go?
« on: November 15, 2011, 06:38:39 pm »
I'm thinking about getting a funky and/or sour beer ready for the spring, but I can't really justify keeping my fermentation chamber warm for a couple months while the Brett does its thing. Anyone know if it will ferment reliably at ~50°F? It's B. bruxellensis, if that makes a difference.
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Re: How low can Brett go?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2011, 10:44:14 am »
My example had more than just brett b, but...

Did a baltic porter(kind of I guess) with all brett (multiple strains, but there was brux in it). Primary fermentation was around 66 for 3 weeks (gravity got down to 1.013).  Then it went in the fridge at 52F for about 2 months.  Gravity crept down to 1.009 and stopped.

It's a powerful critter in my experience and it should get the job done.

I'm in the planning stages of a sour lager now...  I'll be interested in your results with just brett b.