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Old 08-14-2012, 02:59 PM   #1
Jun 2011
Wayland, MI
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I pulled a sample out of a starter i made with Cantillon dregs (young bottles) a couple of months ago and it was slightly viscous and a little stringy. It smells fine and I've heard of people opening bottles of Fantome that are like this and heard that it's a "stage" that Pedio goes through and that it goes away in time. Just wanted to reassure myself and see if anyone had had the similar things happen to their sour starters.

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Old 08-14-2012, 08:42 PM   #2
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This "stage" is called "ropy". It is 'normal'.

Stranger things have happened.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:35 AM   #3
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"Ropy" or "sick" is a sign the pedio is kicking butt. Enjoy

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