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andybiznoid 04-13-2009 07:51 PM

Monitoring Beer with Pellicle
 
I've had a Belgian strong Ale in secondary fermentaion with the dregs of two different brett beers (Boulevard Saison-Brett & Ommegeddon) for three months.
How do I take gravity readings without damaging the pellicle?
It's growing, but still pretty thin.
Just go for it and hope it holds or reforms?

Tonedef131 04-13-2009 07:53 PM

What kind of vessel do you have it in?

andybiznoid 04-13-2009 08:04 PM

glass 5 gallon carboy.

carnevoodoo 04-13-2009 08:14 PM

I'd leave it. 3 months isn't all that long in the life of brett. I just tried my next door neighbors beer that has been fermenting for 4 years, and it was amazing. Just give it some more time. When you do, though, you'll have to break through the pellicle and they don't always reform properly.

Orangevango 04-13-2009 08:55 PM

Leave it be.

Wait a year or two.


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