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Old 11-02-2011, 06:02 PM   #1
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Subject says it all. Got some intense frothing and airlock activity, but no pellicle seems to form. Any thoughts?

It's been 2 weeks since I started it. It was a 1.040 starter.

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Old 11-02-2011, 08:40 PM   #2
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Brett used as for a primary fermentation will behave the same as saccharomyce. It could take a while for them to switch gears and form a pellicle.

Is this a beer or a starter?

 
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:17 PM   #3
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Good to know. First time using bugs do I'm not sure what to expect.

It's a starter.

 
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:04 AM   #4
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It's only going to form a pellicle if exposed to oxygen. When you ferment with brett alone it will act like sacc and form krausen. It's pushing out CO2 so there's no need for a pellicle. Once fermentation ends it might form a pellicle but it's equally possible it will not. That's ok. As long as you have a good cake you're fine.

 
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