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Offline nateo

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Pictures of my house bug, any idea what it is?
« on: July 12, 2012, 03:39:44 PM »
Here are some pictures of the weird bug that lives in my sour beer bucket. Any idea what it is? It tastes OK and I hope it won't kill me:

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Re: Pictures of my house bug, any idea what it is?
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2012, 03:50:09 PM »
im definitely not an expert but ive brewed a few sours and it looks like lacto to me

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Re: Pictures of my house bug, any idea what it is?
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2012, 03:51:14 PM »
That's what I was thinking. Probably lacto. Looks tasty either way
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Re: Pictures of my house bug, any idea what it is?
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2012, 06:01:46 PM »
There might be more than one kind of lacto in there. That pic is from my current Berliner Weisse, but it got sour (3.0pH) way before the pellicle formed. Whatever it is, Starsan doesn't kill it. I've done a half dozen or so sours, and that's the best pellicle I've ever gotten.
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Re: Pictures of my house bug, any idea what it is?
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2012, 06:59:47 PM »
ive done 3 berliners and theyve all look like that at some point, as well as my other sours.