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Old 07-22-2014, 02:10 AM   #1
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I've been brewing for 3 years, and I've never seen this in my bottles before. What do you guys think?

It tastes fine. It's a little funky, but I expected that with a saison.

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Old 07-22-2014, 02:32 AM   #2
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unfortunately the pic isn't very clear... can you describe what you're seeing? is there a pellicle inside the bottle?

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It's hard to tell with the brown glass. From what I can tell, it looks white and it's floating on top. When I disturb it, sediment (looks like yeast particles) falls down.

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It's ten days in the bottle if that makes any difference

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I'll try to get a better picture today.

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It's hard to tell with the brown glass. From what I can tell, it looks white and it's floating on top. When I disturb it, sediment (looks like yeast particles) falls down.
that could be a pellicle, or not.

have you ever brewed with brett? maybe some brett got in there...

in the end, the only thing that matters is taste. if it tastes good, don't worry about it.
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I've never brewed with Brett. It tastes fine now, but like I said it's only 10 days in the bottle. I'm not so much worried about the infection, I'm more worried about bottle bombs.

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Here's a better picture.

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Have you poured some beer form the bottle pictured? If not that is too much head space.
Pour one of the beers in a sanitized pilsner glass. Cover with sanitized foil and let it sit away from strong light for a few days. If it is infected a strong pellicle will form across the surface.
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Have you poured some beer form the bottle pictured? If not that is too much head space.
Pour one of the beers in a sanitized pilsner glass. Cover with sanitized foil and let it sit away from strong light for a few days. If it is infected a strong pellicle will form across the surface.
No, it's a bomber, so it has more head space. It was easier to see in the bombers. I'll definitely try what you said. Thanks for the tip.
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