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Old 07-23-2010, 10:52 PM   #1
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Faint odour of peardrop/nail polish remover. Not unpleasant by any means.
No Acetic character. Doesn't smell mouldy.
Slow growing (That's taken 8 weeks)

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Old 07-23-2010, 11:19 PM   #2
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that's quite a rockin' pellicle. I don't have experience with bugged beers so I couldn't say exactly, but i think this kind of 'skin' usually is a combination of aerobic bacteria and non-traditional yeasts.

What's the brew?

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It's sat atop a small (1 litre) jar of spent trub / old beer. Very little residual sugar in it when I'd set out to capture something wild so I'm half hoping it's pediococcus... I'll use it to seed a lambic beer in the autumn.

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It's infected with some sort of wild yeast, congratulations

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sweet. harvesting your own wild bugs. hope the lambic turns out!

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