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Old 06-26-2009, 04:45 PM   #51
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Only two Brett beers here, but I have never had a pellicle drop. One is going on 14+ months. I'm getting ready to say "f- it" and bottle 'er up.

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Old 06-27-2009, 02:50 AM   #52
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Originally Posted by scinerd3000 View Post
thank you- thats what i wanted to know.

Anyone who has bottled there- how has it aged in bottle? Does it stay good for a while or does it decline quickly since its wheat and low alcohol? I tend to take forever to go through my beers so i want to make sure this will stay good for a hef turned kinda crapy since i took to long to drink them and i dont want to make that mistake again
It does quite well in the bottle, all the berliners I have done get much better around the 3-4mos mark, as the meatiness from the wheat is starting to dissipate a bit then

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Old 07-27-2009, 03:28 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by flyangler18 View Post
In my experience (and I've done two or three BW using the same recipe), Lactobacillus + Sacch will, given enough time, form a pellicle though it looks quite different from a Brett pellicle.

The picture posted above was after approximate 3-4 months of aging in secondary.
It appears you are correct. I traded emails with Vinnie, and he essentially says the same as you:


Lacto does in time create a pellicle or at least a pellicle like cover over the beer. It will ferment sugar out, but, Iím not sure of how much if any alcohol production is created, Iíve seen Lacto only drop the SG of wort, but, at the time we didnít have a lab so I couldnít check for ABV in the lab. But, yes, it can drop the SG. It is actually a really good test to see how Lacto affects the flavor, youíll see that it is a thin flavor, that is why I like Pedio as it is a richer flavor.

Take care,

The other point, about lacto and ABV is in responce to the post by Evan about if Lacto ferments.

I have to admit I was wrong in my previous post contradicting flyangler18. Hope this helps others.

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