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.
“While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats.” - Mark Twain