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Old 09-09-2009, 10:48 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by killsurfcity View Post
phew! that's good news. i thought i was probably ok, because it didn't look like any of the stuff you're used to seeing like mold, etc. and it does smell great.

so do i wait for this to fall like krausen? or can i just rack and bottle?

yeah, i thought the same thing when it popped up in iphoto. it came out better than i expected.

thanks for the input guys!
yeah you're going to want to wait and make sure the brett attenuates out fully before bottling.

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Old 09-09-2009, 04:32 PM   #12
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It's possible to do it without capturing the pellicle forming critters but you didn't do anything will just be sour & funky.

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Old 09-09-2009, 08:22 PM   #13
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You have got to let it sit for a long time now, brett attenuates further than normal brewers yeast, and slower too.
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Old 09-11-2009, 12:40 PM   #14
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Thanks for the input guys. I guess I'll let her sit for a while. I'm good to bottle once the pellicle is gone?

And to whomever asked, I did actually take that pic. It blew me away too when I loaded it on the computer. I thought man I know I was shooting in macro, but this is ridiculous! D'dunt-tssssssshhhh!

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Old 09-11-2009, 01:25 PM   #15
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Just an FYI, a while means at least 6 months, I would wait at least 8 to sample. If not good, wait a few more months and sample again.

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Old 09-11-2009, 03:13 PM   #16
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That looks amazing! Great idea to funk up a robust porter, too! Let us know how it goes!

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Old 09-19-2009, 07:21 PM   #17
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will do! man this wait is gonna kill me.

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Old 10-06-2009, 01:16 AM   #18
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well... they look similar, it's probably yeast...

wait ! this isn't a microscope pic ??!?!?

wow these are the biggest yeast cells ever

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Old 10-06-2009, 03:21 PM   #19
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I would let it sit 8 months before bottling. Brett will slowly keep feeding on the other bugs as they die off so it takes a long time for full attenuation. Besides the beer will need that long for the flavors to meld.

I bet it tastes awesome when it's a year grain to glass.
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Old 10-11-2009, 05:05 PM   #20
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When you do bottle it, you should put that picture on the label!

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