Homebrew competition: Brettanomyces (ended)

//update: The competition has ended and we’ve written up a recap. Please look forward to our next competition: Porter.

For our next homebrew competition we pay homage to the goat! You have full creative freedom, as long as your beer uses brettanomyces. That’s right that is the only guidance you will receive.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor brett pellicle

Brettanomyces is genus of yeast, and is often referred to as wild yeast. This type of yeast is instrumental in fermenting styles like gueze or flemish red beers. Brett has a tendency to chew through more sugars than other yeasts, and adds flavours that can range from smokiness to horse stable and wet leather. As we learn more about fermentation the fascination with brett grows. This fascination has led to a yearly festival celebrating everything this yeast: Festival Brettanomyces.

Because brett beers take a bit longer to ferment, and because Carnivale Brettanomyces takes place in June we slightly moved the date of our homebrew competition to align. The homebrew competition will take place at Foeders on Sunday June 23.

Regardless of when the competition will take place our FOEBAR competition rules apply and can be found here.

My advice is to start brewing early, split batches or make several brews. Brettanomyces is a great yeast to experiment with, but they call it a wild yeast for a reason. Need to help getting started? have questions? or just want to show off your pellicle? Join our message board / mailing list!

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