100% Brett Drie IPA

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HornyDevil
12:11 Thu 8/30/2012

Kinda sorta, but not really, inspired by a 100% Drie IPA that Mike T/Old Sock/The Mad Fermentationist recently brewed.

10 lbs Belgian Pils
4 lbs Oats

Single infusion mash at 154F for 1 hour

1 oz. Magnum at first boil of a 1 hour boil

8 oz. Legacy at 180F

Cool and pitch 32 oz. starter of Brett Drie culture

Ferment for 4 weeks

Two 1 week dry hop sessions with 3 oz. Calypso

 
HornyDevil
10:18 Mon 10/15/2012

Just bottled this beer yesterday and it came in at 1.006 from an estimated 1.068, so about 8.1%. The Brett Drie really worked well with the aromatics of the Calypso. Doesn’t punch you in the face with hoppiness, but its fruitiness has a certain complexity to it that is juxtaposed well with the herbal nature of the Legacy. FWIW, it was a much better idea to split the Legacy and Calypso into different additions rather than to use them together like I had done with a previous IPA. Seemed a LOT more focused that way. Anxious to see how this one tastes once carbonated and then again with some age on it.

 
BenH
beers 3438 º places 21 º 10:57 Mon 10/15/2012

This sounds good. I’ve been tempted to do something similar myself with an all Brett all citra ipa.

 
HornyDevil
11:08 Mon 10/15/2012

Originally posted by BenH
This sounds good. I’ve been tempted to do something similar myself with an all Brett all citra ipa.


I did a 100% Brett C IPA with Amarillo and Citra a while back that kicked all types of ass. I think you’ll be happy with the results that you get with just Citra.

 
SamGamgee
beers 2452 º places 182 º 11:43 Mon 10/15/2012

Where did you get your culture from? We’ve been playing around with the Drie from BSI and had some very interesting results.

 
HornyDevil
12:12 Mon 10/15/2012

Originally posted by SamGamgee
Where did you get your culture from? We’ve been playing around with the Drie from BSI and had some very interesting results.


Not a pure culture. Just cultured dreggs from a Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Yellow.

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