It has now been 12 days, and I am starting to wonder about the progression of the b. linens. I know that the geo is working, it is clearly visible. I am washing every other day with my 3% brine with b. linens, but I don't think I can see a color change. I think I can smell the b. linens, but this is really my first try, and I don't really know what to expect from it.
I have the Dansico LR series culture, which I understand is not as bright as the SR3, but is should show up light orange, right? Does it gradually change colors, or is it spotty and spreading? I am not using any adjuncts with the b. linens; no K71 yeast or anything like that. Is it necessary? Does it have an effect on the color, or just health of the bacteria? Should I invest in some yeast or PLA for later batches, or a different strain of bacteria?