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Old 02-11-2010, 02:46 PM   #1
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So I opened my Belgian IPA to see if gravity had stopped, and to my initial horror I found this...

Is this Brett? Is this some nameless evil which will cause me to dump and then cry into my (other) beer? I've never done a sour, so I don't know.

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Old 02-11-2010, 04:05 PM   #2
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Looks to be lacto, have you tasted it yet?

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Old 02-11-2010, 04:08 PM   #3
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No tasting yet - it was clear yesterday AM, and now this today. If it looks like lacto I'll wait a while and see, even though I've been told that a Belgian IPA isn't the best sour beer base. I mean, there's nothing but upside from here right? Its infected, so either I dump here, or I wait and see...

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that doesnt look like lacto to me, that looks more like an oxidative yeast ie brett

the only way that I have seen lacto is small bubbles on the surface and an extremely turbid wort

I say taste it, and see how it is

do you keg or bottle? if it doesnt taste horrible, but at the same time your not interested in funk, rack keg and drink

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Old 02-11-2010, 04:23 PM   #5
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do you keg or bottle? if it doesnt taste horrible, but at the same time your not interested in funk, rack keg and drink
I'm happy to try funk, but am I gonna have to dedicate that keg to sours?
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How old is that beer?

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~2weeks - primary ferment w/ White labs Saison yeast was just finishing up. Krausen dropped couple days ago, and this AM i got the scary film.

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that doesnt look like lacto to me, that looks more like an oxidative yeast ie brett

the only way that I have seen lacto is small bubbles on the surface and an extremely turbid wort . . .
I stand corrected, I know nothing
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funny thats usually what Im saying when SWMBO is mad



and no you wont need to dedicate a keg, sanitizer will kill brett, you will probably need to change your lines though
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Seems like I'm gonna dump it - its got the dreaded "nail polish remover" smell.

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