Belgian Farmhouse Blend *BETA*

(4 customer reviews)


BBXBEFARM – Belgian Farmhouse Blend *BETA*

Availability: Limited, Bootleg BETA. This is potentially a one-time only release based on response.

Source: A unique blend of Belgian ale yeast, Brett and Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB)

It’s not farmhouse if it’s not funky!

This blend delivers a unique mix of funk, bright acidity and delightful ester and spice to recreate delicate styles of complex, evolving beer.

Our Belgian Farmhouse Blend is a general purpose mixed culture for saisons, grisettes and any Belgian farmhouse beers that require authentic mixed-culture fermentations that incorporate Brett and Lactic Acid Bacteria.

Hop with at least 10 IBUs to create beers that have a subtle acidity but are big on traditional Belgian yeast and Brett aromas and flavors.

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Catalog: BBXBEFARM – Belgian Farmhouse Blend *BETA*

Brewing Info*:

  • Type: Yeast & Lactic Acid Bacteria blend. Saccharomyces, Brettanomyces, and Lactobacillus cultures.
  • Pitching Rate: Directly pitchable into 5 gallons of 1.050 or lower wort
  • Estimated Attenuation: 92%-98%
  • Estimated Final pH: 3.2-3.5 (unhopped), 3.8-4.0 (hopped)
  • Flavor/Aroma Profile: Belgian Spice, Funky, Sour (unhopped); varies batch-to-batch
  • Flocculation: Low to medium; Higher with prolonged aging
  • Recommended Fermentation Temperature: 65F-75F (18C-24C)

Product Category: Bootleg BETA

This culture is part of our Bootleg BETA program. We have done limited testing and are not ready to officially release this culture. So let us know what you think! If it’s awesome…or you hate it..leave a comment on the product page. If you like it, we might rerelease this Bootleg BETA culture officially.

Additional information

Weight.1875 lbs
Dimensions5 × .5 × 8 in

4 reviews for Belgian Farmhouse Blend *BETA*

  1. Kyle

    No formal review yet but I’ll double back if I remember to. Just brewed up a 1.034 grisette w/ aged hops and threw this blend at it…mash @150 to give the brett something to chew on for a bit. Initial plan is to check at 6 weeks and bottle-condition if it’s dried out.

  2. Kyle

    Me again- bottled this today at just over 6 weeks– it’s delicious. Got down to 1.004 (I like my saisons a bit drier, so next time I will mash a bit lower and ferment a bit higher- only went up to 78 this round). Lactic bacteria was able to poke through the aged hopping in a subtle manner, just like I like and hoped for- nice touch of barnyard funk, too. Think this will shape up to be a crusher. Saved some for future brews- so far, so good!!

  3. Mark (verified owner)

    Brewed a split batch, 90% Sugar Creek wind malt + 10% flaked wheat, 10 IBU Saaz. Went from 1.053 to 1.003. Half bottled as-is at one month, half got 3# tart cherry puree in primary for another month, then bottled. The plain version is nicely tart and complex but not too funky; finishes nice and clean. The tart cherry version developed into a totally different beer – cherry and funkiness dominate and linger on the palate. The plain version took 1st place in the sour/Brett category at the state fair, and the cherry version took third place in the same class. Will definitely rebrew with more variations if this culture becomes available again!

  4. Aaron (verified owner)

    Brewed a saison with 11 IBU of aged hops 1 year ago, @ 1.052. Finished bone dry at .998. Despite how dry the beer finished, the mouthfeel is refreshing. Doesn’t taste nearly as dry. My only complaint would be that the acidity is pretty much absent. I bottled the beer 2 months ago, and i’m hoping some of the acidity will present itself with more storage time.

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