From the HBD Archive
Subject: Re: Brett & Pedio
Date: 1992-06-01 16:47:00 GMT

Spencer asks:
>One question, Al. How do you keep the Brettanomyces and Pediococcus
>from infecting your other brews?

Up till now, I have simply used the same sanitation techniques that I've
always used. I plan to use the 15 gallon HDPE fermenter I'm using for
the pseudo-Lambic, *only* for pseudo-Lambic. Martin Lodahl has successfully
brewed pseudo-Lambics followed by non-Lambics and has reported no infections.
Since this 15 gallon primary is HDPE, I'm hesitant to use it for non-Lambics.
I will soon be using 5 gallon glass secondaries, but will not fear using
them later for non-Lambics since I have more confidence in my sanitation of
glass fermenters. By the way, I use two tablespoons of household chlorine
bleach per gallon of water for sanitizing.


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