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Fermenting a Sour: Pelicille Question
« on: September 09, 2013, 12:51:13 PM »
I have had my sour golden strong fermenting for about 8 months now. I started with no bugs for a few days and then pitched the bugs. It was months before I saw a pelicille but noticed that it started to sour. I added apples at about the 3 month mark and after a few days a pelicille formed and has been there to this day. I was wondering if I wait for the pelicille to drop or can I go ahead and rack to my bottling bucket and bottle? I have taken a few samples and it tastes the way I would like and would like to bottle this in the next month or so.

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Re: Fermenting a Sour: Pelicille Question
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2013, 01:03:23 PM »
I have kegged and bottled before waiting for the pellicle to drop without any adverse consequences.  YMMV.
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Re: Fermenting a Sour: Pelicille Question
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2013, 02:17:31 PM »
If it tastes the way you want it to taste now, don't wait.  Change is not always good.
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Re: Fermenting a Sour: Pelicille Question
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2013, 08:10:55 AM »
+1 to drinking when it tastes like you like it.
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Re: Fermenting a Sour: Pelicille Question
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2013, 06:34:21 PM »
Thanks for the replies. I will be bottle it soon. Just finished bottling two beers in the last two weeks. I need a break. I can't wait to try it. It smells great and tastes just as good.