« on: May 30, 2010, 07:06:34 AM »
Is not bacteria bacteria?
If the hose/buckets are in good shape you should be able to sanitize them regardless if the bugs were introduced on purpose or not.
My flanders project was in a glass carboy for 18 months. It never grew a pellicle UNTIL I bottled the beer,
then each bottle grew a little pellicle. Indicating to me that some oxygen is needed for pellicle formation.
So as was already said, give it plenty of time and you should be rewarded.