May 20, 2012

Wild yeast update: we have pellicle

I stepped my wild yeast starter into a 2l erlenmeyer flask a while ago and since then it's grown a pellicle. A pellicle is a funky looking crust that develops on the surface of wild yeast fermentations as a defence against oxygen. I think it's a product of the bacteria pediococcus and the yeast brettanomyces. I've got a bit of juggling to do with fermenter availability but I'm hoping to brew my Tassie Wild Ale in a month or so.

The pellicle from above

1 comment:

  1. did you pitch the starter along with the pellicle all into the wort?


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