Here's those pellicle pics I promised you. How could something that looks so gross aid in the production of something that tastes so good you ask...well that gross yucky stuff actually protects the beer from O2 during the aging process. I've become kind of fascinated with watching the production of these pellicles. They seem to start to form in a fractal-like manner before they grow into a chaotic, protective mess that looks very unappealing unless you know how it is helping the beer along. I love my pellicles like Cher loved Eric Stoltz in the 1985 movie Mask.
I am 33 years old I have been brewing for about 12 years now. I love all styles of beer but I have a serious obsession with Belgian Ales and sour beer. For all of you gmail users, I am always online and love chatting beer. Feel free to hit me up with any questions or ideas concerning brewing or my blog.