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Old 01-31-2013, 12:51 AM   #1
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Flanders Red: Sat in primary for five weeks. Transfered a week and a half ago. Since then I have been seeing clear bubbles forming. They have been growing in size and numbers. Is it the Brett or Lacto? It doesn't quite look like a pellicle so what is it? More curious than worried.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:59 PM   #2
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That looks like the beginning of a pellicle to me. I've seen those clear bubbles form after racking or taking a gravity reading/sample as a precursor to a pellicle forming. I'd always assumed it was the brett protecting itself from oxygen.

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Looks good, you got some cherries in there?

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Oak Cubes.

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How much oak cube (weight) did you use? I have a golden Belgian that I added Brett Lacto and Pedio to, as well as fresh grapefruit juice from two large grapefruits. Was thinking about adding oak.

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I soaked 1 oz. of oak cubes in Apothic Red Wine for five weeks while this sat in the primary. Then I added them along with the wine when transferring to secondary.

I also poured boiling water over the cubes and let sit for five minutes prior to their wine bath to remove some of their impact since they will be in there for so long.

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That sounds tasty. Thanks!

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