That was my first time using an Oak dowel so I wasn't sure what to expect. I have no clue why it looks like that. I decided to clean it because it doesn't look right (but do wild beers ever look right). I'm going to be very sad if this ruins the beer but I'm just going to wait and find out.
thanks for listing the type of yeast and the age of the brew. that IMO is the most important part of this thread and a major reason i wanted to make this thread!! i think it's safe to say no two pellicles will ever be the same.
thanks to all for participation!!! keep 'em coming...
set I: Pale (3) -> Mild (4-5) -> amber / Victory (20-25) -> special roast (40-50) -> brown (70)
set II: pilsner (2) -> Vienna (3-4) -> Munich (8-10) -> dark Munich (20) -> aromatic / melanoiden (25-30)
encore: smoked (5)