Unintentional Brett?

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  1. Beer_Pirate

    Beer_Pirate Active Member

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    I recently brewed a pale ale and tweaked my grain bill a little from my usual base. Fermentation took almost 48 hours to kick off. I pitched some harvested S-04 (and didn't see any activity at 36 hours) then pitched US-05 on top of it. I've never mixed yeasts before, but I could swear I'm getting that distinct brett taste in the finished product here. FG was normal, which would be weird for an infection.
    Recipe is as follows.

    5# 2-Row
    4.5# Maris Otter
    1.6# Flaked Oats
    0.6# C60

    14 g Magnum @ 30
    7 g Cascade @ 15
    14 g Mandarina Bavaria @ WP 20 min
    14 g MB dry hop @ day 2
    14 g MB dry hop @ day 5

    Anybody ever accidentally made a brett beer?
     
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    Trialben Well-Known Member

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    if made infected beer lol:). could be your starter.
     
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    I got a brett-like fermentation in a lager...it was pretty awesome beer. :)
     

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