Wild/Sour/Brett Brett Blonde - AG

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  1. hoptualBrew

    hoptualBrew Initiate (0) May 29, 2011 Florida

    Recipe Type: All Grain
    Yeast: Brettanomyces Trois - WLP644
    Yeast Starter: 750 ml -> 1750 ml, 8 days
    Batch Size (Gallons): 5.0
    Original Gravity: 1.048
    Final Gravity: 1.006
    Brewhouse Efficiency: 70%
    IBU: 30
    SRM: 6.0
    Boiling Time (Minutes): 75
    Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 @ 70 F
    Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7 @ 38 F cold condition, transfer to serving vessel or bottle and let condition 6 weeks.
    Tasting Notes: Slightly sweet maltiness, tart citrus, ripe fruit, earthy character, mixed ripe tropical fruit. Won 1st place BOS at Peach State Brewoff earlier this year with score of 41.5.

    Ingredients & Process:

    8.0 lb (74.07 %) Pale Malt
    1.0 lb (9.26 %) Flaked Wheat
    0.85 lb (7.87 %) Munich 20L
    0.75 lb (6.94 %) Rye Malt
    0.20 lb (1.85 %) Acidulated Malt

    RO water with salt additions to "House" profile
    1.25 qt/lb
    Mash pH to 5.2
    Mash temp 150 F for 60 min

    1.0 oz Saaz FWH
    1.0 oz Saaz 30 min
    0.5 oz Saaz 10 min
    0.5 oz Saaz 0 min

    Young, this beer will be very forward with ripe tropical fruit, and little to no earthy Brett character. This beer really opens up around 8 weeks of age and continues to gain complexity and balance over several months. I am about to re-brew this recipe with some minor tweaks and throw the batch on raspberries for summer pool drinking. Cheers!
     
  2. inchrisin

    inchrisin Initiate (0) Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    Does this beer really only take 2 weeks to hit FG? I thought brett worked much slower.

    Totally trying this anyway! :slight_smile:
     
  3. hoptualBrew

    hoptualBrew Initiate (0) May 29, 2011 Florida

    It did, I think related to the lower OG. I have had experience with higher gravity brews like my Dubbel fermented 100% with Trois that take quite a bit longer. Typically these higher OG brews have taken 3-4 weeks to hit final gravity. The higher gravity, the longer it needed to finish.
     
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  4. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Crusader (729) Aug 25, 2009 Oregon

    I did an all Trois APA with an OG of 1.048 that hit 1.009 in less than 2 weeks. I was drinking it from the keg after DHs in 2 weeks.
     
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  5. psnydez86

    psnydez86 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Pennsylvania

    How big have you went with trois? I'm doing a DIPA with it tomorow. Shooting for an OG in the low to mid 1.070's with 1lb of corn sugar. Hoping to be able to keg it a few days prior to the 4th of July but am skeptical.
     
  6. hoptualBrew

    hoptualBrew Initiate (0) May 29, 2011 Florida

    How big is your starter? I have built up 8 day, 2L starters with my stronger beers and still takes 3-4+ weeks with Trois. My Dubbel right now still isn't to terminal gravity after 5 weeks and that was 1.067. You never know though.. report back pls!
     
  7. psnydez86

    psnydez86 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I did a 3L starter.
     
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