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Offline edvinjonsson

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Does this look like a pellicle?
« on: June 13, 2013, 01:34:50 PM »
Looks kinda weird to me, but I'm not sure. Its the 5th day of fermentation.


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Re: Does this look like a pellicle?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2013, 01:42:23 PM »
What yeast is it?  Some top-cropping yeasts look kind of funky like that.  5 days is pretty early for a pellicle to form.
« Last Edit: June 13, 2013, 01:44:11 PM by dak0415 »
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Re: Does this look like a pellicle?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2013, 01:55:58 PM »
I would say that does not look like a pellicle to me
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Re: Does this look like a pellicle?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2013, 05:41:57 PM »
Looks like krauesen (foamy yeast) to me. Pellicle wouldn't form within five days. Nothing to worry about.

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Re: Does this look like a pellicle?
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2013, 05:45:35 PM »
Agreed.  Just looks like normal yeasty krausen to me.
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Re: Does this look like a pellicle?
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2013, 09:49:24 PM »
Nope. Just healthy yeast.
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Re: Does this look like a pellicle?
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2013, 10:17:21 PM »
Thanks. I usually ferment in buckets so I can't see the krausen, but I had a phenolic infection from a scratched bucket last month and I've been a little paranoid since then. I guess I freaked out because of those big kinda-white bubbles. Good to know it looks normal.