Bottle Dregs

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  1. 716Brewer

    716Brewer New Member

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    I've been collecting bottle dregs for the last 3 months all from sour, funky, brett and lambics. I fed them a low gravity meal last week. I thought it was interesting to see to distinct layers of which I'm guessing the larger one on the bottom is Sachromyces and the top layer is everything else. I wonder how much Lactobacillus could have survived? I'm going to pitch it this weekend and see what happens! yeast.jpg
     
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    They generally struggle to come through from dregs, especially if it's an older bottle. Work out a source so you can chuck some in after the sacch has calmed down and while the brett is getting up to speed. We've got a great Lactobacillus Caseii strain (Yakult) in all the supermarkets here that's clean and doesn't go past about 3.3 pH. Makes things very easy.
     
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