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Old 08-03-2014, 12:57 AM   #1
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Default Do you need head space for pellicide?

Ok, I am still a noob at funky beers. I brewed my first about 20 months ago (Consecration Clone). I recently bottled the Consecration and racked a stout that was about 14 days old into the carboy that the Consecration was in. I also added WLP 644 Brettanomyces Bruxellensis Trois. My question is do I particularly need space in the carboy for the beer to sour? Is pellicide necessary? The 5 gal carboy is completely full! Thanks

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Old 08-03-2014, 03:49 AM   #2
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Less is better on long term aging. You should be fine

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Old 08-03-2014, 11:44 AM   #3
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A pellicle is not necessary and just indicates the exposure of the beer to oxygen. If you don't have headspace, you'll be reducing oxygen exposure and probably won't get much, if any, of a pellicle.

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Old 08-03-2014, 09:52 PM   #4
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Thanks for the quick answers. Guess I will leave it alone for the next 18 months or so......

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Good choice. My usual advice to most any post here is STEP AWAY FROM THE BEER! It'll work itself out....or it won't. Letting it be is a good plan

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