If you dig using a diverse array of unique organisms to
create balanced sour beers, this delightful medley of microbes is sure to
Mélange is our most varied mix of fermentative organisms,
intended for use in the production of sour beers in which a balance of funk and
sourness is desired. This blend contains two Saccharomyces cerevisiae isolates,
Saccharomyces fermentati, five Brettanomyces isolates, Lactobacillus brevis,
Lactobacillus delbreuckii and Pediococcus damnosus.
If you want acidity quickly, we recommend keeping the IBU
low (0-5 IBU), starting with a fermentation temperature of 70-72 ºF for the
first few days and then raising the temperature to 75-80 ºF to encourage
development of sourness (Lactobacillus, Pediococcus). For a slower developing
beer that exhibits a rounded balance of funk (Brettanomyces) and sourness we
recommend ~5-10 IBU, mashing on the high end, fermenting at 68 ºF and holding
at that temperature for an extended period of time.
Approximately 29 bilion cells/vial.
Temperature: 68 - 78 ºF