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Old 11-05-2012, 11:54 PM   #1
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Default WLP645 starter has pellicle?

I stepped up a vial twice with 1.5l 1.040 starters. Smells weird, yeasty, not awful, but weird and slightly unpleasant. Now there is a pellicle. Normal? I think I'll keep the jar as a pet and see what happens in there, but not to keen on pitching it.

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Old 11-07-2012, 02:28 PM   #2
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WLP645 is Brettanomyces Claussenii, so it is supposed to have a pellicle. Pellicles are Brett's reaction to being exposed to oxygen.

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It's my first time making a brett starter. I know brett + o2 = pellicle, it just didn't take very long to form and I wanted some interweb hand holding. Thanks!

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Old 11-08-2012, 02:21 PM   #4
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You're fine, though keeping it as a pet sounds cool...

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Old 11-08-2012, 06:37 PM   #5
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I wanted some interweb hand holding. Thanks!
Consider your hand held, then!

Whatcha makin'?
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:50 AM   #6
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Consider your hand held, then!

Whatcha makin'?
That's a good question. Probably need to figure it out. Foreign extra stout, probably.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:44 PM   #7
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You should uncage your pet and let him play in a carboy. You never know, you might like what he can do!?!

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Hah, what about brewing a Brett-fest breakfast stout?

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Here's what I ended up brewing:

Riverbend Heritage Malt 11lbs
Flaked Barley 1.5lbs
Special B .75lbs
Carapils .75lbs
Castle debitttered black .75 lbs
Roast Barley .25lbs
Dark Syrup 1lb

Over shot my volume by 1/2 gallon. Was shooting for 1.065, hit 1.060.

Brewed Saturday, pellicle is forming this morning.

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