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BHMPIRE 01-13-2013 08:18 PM

Pitching a wild starter
About a month ago I let some starter wort cool in my cellar over night. I've stepped it up twice and this pellicle formed over the past three days.


I would like to brew a turbid mash lambic and and pitch this. Should I pitch the whole thing? It's about two liters. Or cold crash, decant, and pitch?

Also, any idea what this is...brett, lacto?

BenWillcox 01-16-2013 09:34 PM

Those bubbles look Bretty to me. I would personally pitch the whole starter.

ffaoe 01-16-2013 09:43 PM

Looks like brett

othellomcbane 01-17-2013 04:39 AM

Pitch the whole thing, I say. I'm guessing you have at least Brett and Lacto. I've never gotten bubbles like that with just Brett, only when Lacto is in the mix as well, but everyone's mileage is a little different I guess. You can never accurately diagnose a yeast / bacteria mixed just based on the pellicle.

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