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Post a pic of your Pellicle!
« on: October 24, 2012, 10:00:15 AM »
Say that 10 times real fast.  ;D

Anyway, I thought it would be cool to see some funk!

I collaborated with a good freind of mine, aka "redbeerman", on a Saison experiment. Here is a photo of a pellicle that formed on one of our batches of Saison that was fermented using WLP565 and WLP650. The recipe includes the use of Tupelo honey and Muscat Grape Juice, along with some bitter dried orange peel and coriander. We used a standard saison recipe base malt formulation, Pils malt, 2 row and wheat malt along with just enough Hallertau (bittering) to balance the malt profile and give a hint of flavor.

Post your pellicle pic!

« Last Edit: October 24, 2012, 10:37:08 AM by bluesman »
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Re: Post a pic of your Pellicle!
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2012, 11:34:55 AM »
House Culture:



Double batch of Flanders Red 2011:



Cultured dregs of Goose Island's Juliet:

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Re: Post a pic of your Pellicle!
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2012, 11:43:49 AM »
Here's another pic of a pellicle from a Les Framboises du Mal.

George Clinton once said "If the funk was going to happen, I wanted to be there."

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Re: Post a pic of your Pellicle!
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2012, 11:45:50 AM »

Double batch of Flanders Red 2011:




What's the difference between the two beers? What strains did you use?
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Re: Post a pic of your Pellicle!
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2012, 11:54:58 AM »

Double batch of Flanders Red 2011:


What's the difference between the two beers? What strains did you use?

The left was only my house culture of bottle dregs (from the pic above). The right was only Roselare.

The house culture was by FAR my favorite, a lot more depth and acidity than the Roselare. I think it was because the house culture was very active when I pitched. Either way, house culture is how I'm doing it from now on. It produces more unique sours AND gives me a reason to buy good commercial examples.
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Re: Post a pic of your Pellicle!
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2012, 12:05:20 PM »



No picture, but my pellicle looked like the above plus it had a graininess as if I sprinkled dried yeast on top of the pellicle.  The bug source was a handful of 2-row which I added to a no-boil wort to which I had added lactic acid to reach a pH of 4.5. 
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Re: Post a pic of your Pellicle!
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2012, 11:40:26 PM »
Okay here it is.
Wit beer with flaked rye and dried meyer lemon. Added persian mulberries to 1 gallon (1 lb) and ended up with this!!!!





turned out really good in my opinion. Wasn't the households favorite by any means but I LIKED it. Those mulberries were grown in Berkeley CA so I credit those SF bay area wild yeast
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2012, 12:28:55 PM »
It's always exciting to see how the funky beers turn out. I love them too!

I have the Saison aging in a carboy right now. Hope to keg it sometime sooner than later though.
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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2012, 06:34:35 PM »
Terrifying.  Simply terrifying.  Like the series premiere of the walking dead.  Terrifying I a way that I love.
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Re: Post a pic of your Pellicle!
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2012, 01:25:09 PM »
Here is a pic of some wild yeasts I'm trying to culture and purify right now.
I took some jars with sterilized wort with me on my last hiking trip and collected some flowers and berries in upstate NY forest. Hope something interesting comes from it.

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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2012, 04:22:17 PM »
awesome thread.
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Re: Post a pic of your Pellicle!
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2012, 05:16:58 PM »
Here's another pic of a pellicle from a Les Framboises du Mal.

George Clinton once said "If the funk was going to happen, I wanted to be there."



That looks like an electron microscope picture of some part of your body.....

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« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2012, 07:58:36 PM »
Amazing stuff. I'm always amazed by the formation of funk in my fermenter. :)
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Re: Post a pic of your Pellicle!
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2012, 03:40:56 PM »


Rye saison with jolly pumpkin dregs!

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Re: Post a pic of your Pellicle!
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2012, 03:49:10 PM »
All beautiful and disgusting at the same time.  I'll assume all tasty too.