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jessup 04-20-2010 12:12 AM

Pellicle Photo Collection
I have a growth on an all brett C beer, but don't know what the heck it is. I've searched through photos and haven't found what I'm looking for. Nor have I found a thread where there's a compilation of brett pellicles. This is an opportunity for any brewer to find what is growing in their beer and if it's what's "traditionally" the pellicle formation for brett X.

It would be extremely helpful if people would share their pellicle photos. I think it can be a learning experience just seeing the different types there are since I am guessing they sure as hell aren't all the same. There's pedio, lacto and there are various types of brett strains. Hopefully we can get pictures and examples of each. Are pelllicles like fingerprints? Are they always different? I'm almost willing to bet the answer is yes. Hopefully this thread will help us take a step in deciphering just that.

here's a photo from google images of LACTO:

and here's my brett L and brett B mix pellicle at 10 months:

There are a lot of experienced people on these boards and I would really appreciate if we could get a collection of pellicle photos up for comparison. Let's call it research:) I'll have a photo of my mystery pellicle up tomorrow to see if anyone knows what the heck it is and if truly is from brett.

yellowthere 04-21-2010 03:03 PM

The second is the most beautiful and disgusting thing I've seen.

avidhomebrewer 04-22-2010 01:41 AM

I agree with you, yellow. I bet underneath that nasty goodness there is a fine brew developing.

JoMarky 04-22-2010 03:16 AM

Is the second pic in a corny keg and are those raspberries?

Looks delicious.

Clonefarmer 04-22-2010 03:17 AM


Originally Posted by JoMarky (Post 2019273)
Is the second pic in a corny keg and are those raspberries?

Looks delicious.

Looks like a corny keg with cherries.

Clonefarmer 04-22-2010 03:19 AM

Oud Bruin with Roselare blend.

JoMarky 04-22-2010 10:17 PM

Flander's Red in secondary pitched with Rodenbach dregs after US-05 initial fermentation. Apparently Rodenbach is pasteurized or centrifuged or something so who the heck knows whats growing in there, starting to taste very good though(6 months):


Cream Ale/Ithaca Brute clone attempt in secondary fermented with Brett L.(1 month) :


jessup 04-22-2010 10:35 PM


Originally Posted by Clonefarmer (Post 2019278)
Looks like a corny keg with cherries.

bing bing bing!

here's my most recent, pic taken 48 hrs after pitching brett C 1L starter and expired wyeast lambic blend smack pack. there were also 18 skinned unsanitized kiwis so i don't know if this is brett related or not
kiwi beer after 96 hours krausened
2.5 month old cranberry brett w/ brett L & B, not a pellicle but sour as hell.
brett L&B flemish red recipe after ~ 7 months

thanks for posting your shots!

avidhomebrewer 04-24-2010 04:25 AM

Let it go undisturbed for as long as you can wait! You will like the results.

yellowthere 04-27-2010 05:04 PM

I can't tell you all how much I enjoy this thread.

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