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Don't know if are other species used in homebrew, actually I've never go that way before, but this two species that you cited above, Lactobacillus delbruekii and Lactobacillus brevis are homofermentative, and heterofermentative, respectively, according to this text of Todar's Online Textbook of Bacteriology (page 3): Lactobacillus is very heterogeneous ...


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Brett has very low flocculation, so unlike a Sacc. starter, where you can only pitch the concentrated sediment of flocculated yeast, with Brett you'll need to pitch the "bottom half" of the starter volume to make sure you get most of the yeast. While you could just pitch the whole volume, since brett needs larger, lager-sized starters, you want to decant at ...



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