pace of MLF?
"LG1111" > wrote in message
> When you conduct a healthy MLF, is there a predictable "pace"? That is,
> it start slow, build up to a faster pace, then slowly decrease? I have a
> couple of batches that have questionably high acidities (pH's in the 3.2
> range), and they're going VERY slowly 1 week after innoculation. I've
> some Leucofood, and I've put the carboys in a warmer location, and that
> to help a little bit. But the last 2 MLFs that I did previously went like
> gangbusters for 1-2 months.
> At the current rate for these new batches, it'll take months and months
> completion. Any ideas?
Are you in a big hurry? :^)
The pace may pick up after the pH rises a bit and the population grows.
That's pretty low pH to begin with though, so it may never go to completion.