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djengh 03-12-2013 05:28 PM

Someone said this is a pellicle
 
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This is an Oatmeal Stout I've had in the secondary for 2 weeks or so with a brew belt on to bring it to temp. Pellicle pics that I've seen have mold like mounds on them and this looks like an oily slick. It smells Great like a stout should and tastes ok but with a little bite. Sorry for my Newb terms but this is the first I've run into this. I've read many people suggest Bottling or kegging and letting it sit for about a year. I have no problem with that. Also, will I be able to rid the fermenter of this infection for future use without concern of re-contamination? I've always been very good at keeping things sterile apparently until now.


djengh 03-13-2013 02:21 AM

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Originally Posted by liquiditynerd View Post
It doesn't " look" like a pellicle though. I had the same happen to my last two stouts? Did u use lactose or maltodextrin?
Here's a better Picture from the top.

djengh 03-13-2013 06:57 PM

Microscope pix
 
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I took a couple pictures with 40x magnification with as steady of a hand as I could with my Droid Razr. Sorry for the lack of clarity and lighting. As someone that's completely new to this I'm just stumbling forward. In the pic I can see several rounder microbes which I assume is the healthy yeast? and a bunch of the longer tubular shaped microbes I'm thinking may be Lactos? I forgot my kid had a microscope so I hope this helps.

I don't mind riding it out for a sour beer. I think that would be interesting but would It hurt to re-pitch yeast? I used US-05 on this batch which I washed the yeast. My FG should be at 1.011 and its at 1.027 and holding.


djengh 03-13-2013 06:57 PM

Microscope pix
 
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I took a couple pictures with 40x magnification with as steady of a hand as I could with my Droid Razr. Sorry for the lack of clarity and lighting. As someone that's completely new to this I'm just stumbling forward. In the pic I can see several rounder microbes which I assume is the healthy yeast? and a bunch of the longer tubular shaped microbes I'm thinking may be Lactos? I forgot my kid had a microscope so I hope this helps.

I don't mind riding it out for a sour beer. I think that would be interesting but would It hurt to re-pitch yeast? I used US-05 on this batch which I washed the yeast. My FG should be at 1.011 and its at 1.027 and holding.



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