To mix it up a little bit I have been dosing bottles with Brett when bottling these Saisons, which is a good way to try out a few Brett strains without committing to an entire batch. What I will do is keg the beer as normal, purge the headspace with Co2. Clean and sanitize a 6 pack of bottles (or more), grab a vial of any Brett strain (in this case Brett B slurry a friend gave me), or slurry that you have cultured up. Prior to filling each sanitized bottle I will drop 2-3 Conditioning Tablets in lieu of priming solution.
Then I will hook up the Blichmann BeerGun ( in the past I used the Biermuncher Bottle Filler which works perfectly fine especially considering the beer is still at this point) and use Co2 to push beer and fill each bottle. I will then use a sanitized medicine dropper to add ~1ml or Brett slurry to each bottle, then cap and age for a few months.
Caution: Keep in mind, this technique really only works with dry beers like Saisons. Normally my Saisons are in the 1.002-1.006 FG range, even then you risk bottle bombs as Brett will slowly work on the long chain sugars remaining in the beer, the drier the better. I also try to use thick walled Belgian bottles that can handle the high carbonation levels whenever possible, Orval bottles work great.
Petite Dosé Saison
Appearance: Hazy deep yellow color, slight gusher, high carbonation, bubbles rapidly traveling up the sides of the glass. Big foamy white head that lasts, took a few minutes to pour the beer but this is only a 10oz glass.
Aroma: Funky barnyard, some citrus notes, leather, hay, peppery spice.
Taste: Moderate bitterness up front probably from the beer being so dry, spritzy carbonation on the tongue almost champagne like. A slight tartness from the wheat, cracked black pepper in the middle and finish. Big Brett character all over this beer.
Overall: I am very happy with this beer, the bitterness on the front end is a little more then I am looking for but it might be amplified by how dry the beer is. I have 5 more of these beers kicking around and may have to drink them soon as the carbonation level is quite high already. I may carefully pop a few and re-cap them quickly and see how that works. I used 3 carb tabs on each bottle this time, up from 2 the last time as this beer finished at 1.002. I may go back to just 2 tabs.