Lactobacillus Recipe

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by danedelman, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. danedelman

    danedelman Apr 3, 2011 Pennsylvania

    So I just finished kegging my Berliner Weisse and have a lot of Lactobacillus left and cost me good money to buy. What other recipes are out there using this bacteria?? I also used dregs from a couple cantillon's.

    Thinking of doing a Flander's Red or Geuze but not sure if that is Lactobacillus or Brett. It is kinda both now. Also, any recipes are welcome!!

    BTW-the berliner weisse is awesome and can share the recipe. Tastes better than the Fritz Briehm!!
  2. JCTetreault

    JCTetreault Mar 19, 2008 Massachusetts

    check it (especially the section on "types of microbes(bugs)"
  3. danedelman

    danedelman Apr 3, 2011 Pennsylvania

    This is awesome, thanks!! Basically I can do any style I want.
  4. JCTetreault

    JCTetreault Mar 19, 2008 Massachusetts

    well, lacto can be IBU somewhat sensitive...but if you have brett and pedio in your culture from the dregs, then you'll be good to go, for sure. and I have definitely found repitches of bugs tend to be quite a bit more hardy than initial pitches or first step up from vial/dregs, etc.

    good luck!
  5. GRBrew

    GRBrew Jan 12, 2009 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    One thing to keep in mind is that lacto is more aggressive than brett. Lacto will end up taking over and you likely won't get much brett character. As a result, your beer will come out pretty acidic. I would keep this in mind and go with some lighter that will work well with lacto.
  6. danedelman

    danedelman Apr 3, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Maybe I will make a batch 50% wheat and 50% barley at about 7% and pitch this stuff. I will then keep for a year and redo every year and start blending!! Could be fun.
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