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Old 05-22-2010, 07:50 PM   #1
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Default What is in my Berliner Weisse?

I did a no-boil berliner weisse two weeks ago with the Wyeast Lacto culture and German Ale yeast. I racked to secondary a few days ago, and when I went to check on it today it has a little bit of a what I think is a pellicle. I didn't think the lacto would form a pellicle on it's own, but maybe it does. I took some pictures with my cellphone, can anyone identify what I've got with these? I'm not sure if it's really obvious from the pictures, but it looks a little like little clumps of white spheres and a film on the surface of the beer.









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Old 05-23-2010, 05:15 PM   #2
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my knee jerk reaction is to say its the Lacto.

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Old 05-23-2010, 05:57 PM   #3
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could be a lot of things, more than likely there is more than just lacto in there, whatever bugs were on the grain made it through to the fermentation so you probably have brett/etc in there

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Looks like a bit of lacto gunk floating on top. It should settle out in a few months, at least mine did.

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I brought my berliner to a boil, flamed out, then pitched my wyeast lacto. After 100 hrs it had a soft, frothy krausen on it. If thats secondary, I doubt the lacto is very active, its more likely something else in my opinion.

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