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Cleaning up off flavors


So I had a batch get infected, it ended up smelling like dirty socks. Apparently this is caused by isovaleric acid, and I read that Brett can clean this off flavor up, get rid of the dirty sock and replace it with fruity esters and such. I added a ton of Brett, and it’s gonna sit in the fermenter for a few more months at least.

Has anyone tried this before? And has it worked?


No, I didn’t tried this yet. But thanks for sharing this thread with here.