Originally Posted by sw341034
Is there any other reason to not disturb the pellicle? Is it strictly a means to keep O2 off the beer? Wouldn't topping up regularly achieve the same thing?
Its the Brett using the oxygen in the headspace and growing/thriving, if there is no headspace and/or no oxygen then I would imagine you'd have less Brett'yness. I think that's why barrels are effective and used by the pros, right amount of oxygen for the brett (and others). My understanding at least.