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Old 04-13-2009, 07:51 PM   #1
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I've had a Belgian strong Ale in secondary fermentaion with the dregs of two different brett beers (Boulevard Saison-Brett & Ommegeddon) for three months.
How do I take gravity readings without damaging the pellicle?
It's growing, but still pretty thin.
Just go for it and hope it holds or reforms?
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Old 04-13-2009, 07:53 PM   #2
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What kind of vessel do you have it in?
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Old 04-13-2009, 08:04 PM   #3
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glass 5 gallon carboy.
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Old 04-13-2009, 08:14 PM   #4
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I'd leave it. 3 months isn't all that long in the life of brett. I just tried my next door neighbors beer that has been fermenting for 4 years, and it was amazing. Just give it some more time. When you do, though, you'll have to break through the pellicle and they don't always reform properly.
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Old 04-13-2009, 08:55 PM   #5
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Leave it be.

Wait a year or two.
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