|Gravity reading: 1.010|
The wort was dark because there were caramelized particles suspended in the liquid. As time passed, gravity pulled those particles downward to settle at the bottom of the vessel.Pretty simple answer really. I wasn't really worried about the color, but it is nice to know it will clear up to a more traditional lambic color.
Now on to the pellicle, here is a picture of it from today:
This I find odd. Compare that picture to the image from Day 34, and then to the one from Day 22. Its almost as if the pellicle is clearing up. I have read that the brett will eat the pellicle, but I thought that is something that would occur very late in the aging process and at a minute scale. Any ideas as to what is going on? The only other thing I can think of is that the weather has been very warm lately, which should have kicked in the pedio stage. Is this the beginnings of my beer turning "ropy"? I hope so!