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Old 10-06-2013, 08:25 PM   #1
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Hi all, what is this white stuff on top of the peaches? The beer was made 5 months ago with WL Sour Mix. I'm planning on letting the beer stay on the peaches for a couple of months.

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Old 10-07-2013, 01:13 AM   #2
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It is probably just a pellicle from something in the mix. Nothing to worry about.

Remember, there are no known pathogens that can survive in beer.

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Did it just start after the addition of fruit or did you see it before?

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It started after I added the fruit. I racked the beer on top of the peaches last weekend. Which bacteria would cause this? Thx.

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I dont believe it is bacteria but brett forming a pelicle. I always get the same small white floaties after adding fruit to my lambics. It is either wild yeast carried in on the fruit that wasnt already in the beer or the fruit brings a different kind of sugar that causes an increase in that particular strain of brett. In my experience it isnt anything to worry about and will either drop with time or you can just rack from under it once you are ready.

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