Brett B Bottling aging

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Brett B Bottling aging

Postby DarthCitra on Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:46 am

I bottled up my 100% brett IPA two weeks ago, tried a bottle and the carb is just about right and the funk is awesome.
I have read some horror stories regarding brett causing bottle bombs and im wondering if anyone has any light to shed on this. I bottled at 1.010. Porch bombs are ok, bottle bombs are not! :lolno:
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Re: Brett B Bottling aging

Postby Greywolf on Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:48 pm

how long had the beer been at 1.010 before you bottled? Had it been stable and unchanged for a while... 4 weeks... 8 weeks? What was your grist bill? Did you mash at a higher temp? There are a lot of factors that go into how much is left over and fermentable for brett. Did you add any yeast at bottling or just use what was left over from fermentation? Brett can continue to ferment for a year or two, depending on their health going into it and how much they have to chew on. In 6 months, you will probably have more CO2 than you do now, but not so much that it would cause anything to explode, especially if you are storing at cellar temp.
I have heard that since brett is such a oxygen sink, oxidation of hop compounds is limited or eliminated, extending the life of your hope aromatics, curious to see what you experience.
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Re: Brett B Bottling aging

Postby DarthCitra on Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:45 am

Here is my novice brew log https://www.brewtoad.com/recipes/funkin-hops


My FG was unchanged for about a week at 1.010 and that was right where i was expecting to be. I didnt use any yeast at bottling figured the brett could do the job. I didnt go for much hop aroma i wanted that brett funk on the nose. It came out just how i wanted just a little nervous over storing it. :thumbup:
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Re: Brett B Bottling aging

Postby Greywolf on Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:30 am

I guess the next question will be... how long will you have this beer in storage? If you don't expect to have any left in 6 months... I wouldn't worry about it, maybe crack one open each month to check to see how the carbonation is going and if you get a gusher, I'd say it's time to have a party and drink em :wink:
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Re: Brett B Bottling aging

Postby DarthCitra on Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:44 pm

I try to keep a couple bottles with each brew as long as i can so i can note how they age. Thanks for the info it helped ease my mind :cheers:
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