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Old 09-03-2009, 08:44 PM   #1
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I just checked my Flanders Red last night to see a nice, white, powdery pellicle on the top. I've been waiting for that bad boy for over a month now. I was really starting to get worried.

I pitched the Roselare directly (did not start with Cal Ale or anything else), but have not used a wooden dowel as many others seem to have done. I was just too lazy to sanitize the thing. So, I'm just using a carboy cap on a glass carboy, and a blowoff tube.


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Old 09-04-2009, 02:17 AM   #2
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I was just too lazy to sanitize the thing. So, I'm just using a carboy cap on a glass carboy, and a blowoff tube.
Dude....its a wild beer, there are pedio, lacto, brett, sherry flor and sacch in there, i dont think you needed to worry about sanitation, anything that might get in there would be out competed by the bugs already making a home there


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I just checked my Flanders Red last night to see a nice, white, powdery pellicle on the top. I've been waiting for that bad boy for over a month now. I was really starting to get worried.
Pellicles are not required for a beer to sour. People seem to think they failed at making a funky beer if they never see a pellicle and that is not the case. Really the only thing a pellicle shows is that there is oxygen present in the fermenter.
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Dude....its a wild beer, there are pedio, lacto, brett, sherry flor and sacch in there, i dont think you needed to worry about sanitation, anything that might get in there would be out competed by the bugs already making a home there
Good point!
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