Originally Posted by spearko520
what bocker beer did you use? i've tried bellegams and jacobin and haven't had any luck with them- but the JP works great. Like was said - it's good advice to not worry about your pellicle.
I tried the Bockor Bellegems Bruin. I already had the JP Calabaza Blanca dregs in the starter, so I swirled (or at least tried swirling) the dregs off the bottom of the Bockor bottle and then poured that into starter. My guess is the bottle had been pretty old since even after a half hour of fairly intensive swirling the bottom of the bottle was still coated with sediment. Oh well. The beer was great and maybe some of the bugs in the Bruin made it into the starter.
I'm really looking forward to trying the sample.
Just after the spontaneous fermentation, the beer was slightly tart, spritzy, and definitely had a wild aroma/flavor to it. I couldn't tell if that was from the hops, but regardless, it was interesting. Can't wait to see what the dregs have done to it.