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Old 01-13-2013, 08:18 PM   #1
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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.

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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?

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Old 01-16-2013, 09:34 PM   #2
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Those bubbles look Bretty to me. I would personally pitch the whole starter.

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Old 01-16-2013, 09:43 PM   #3
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Looks like brett

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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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