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Old 10-18-2010, 01:47 AM   #1
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I bought Northern Brewer's Kinderweisse Limited Edition kit. Primary went okay, my OG was a little low. I racked it into my secondary and this morning I was going to rack it into a keg when I noticed this.




I realize this is a sour beer, no boil, and it gets its sourness from bacteria, right? Are these good floaters or bad floaters?

The guys in the General Section suggested I post in here.

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Old 10-18-2010, 12:56 PM   #2
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What was your OG? How does it smell and taste?

I've never seen anything like that in one of my beers, and I brew a lot of no-boil Berliners. I'm sure it's safe to drink, might just be something weird microbe that was living on the grain (I bring my Berliners up to just under a boil to sanitize the wort).

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Old 10-18-2010, 01:20 PM   #3
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You posted this iirc before in another thread. It looks like, I hate to say a dead frog floating in there.

But if the great Michael Tonsmeire (oldsock) can't ID it...I don't think anyone will, and I don't think it is a good thing.

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It looks like mold. I had this happen in a starter once when culturing up some bottle dregs that never took off. I would think since yours went through primary fermentation it should be alcoholic enough to ward off any mold. Does it still smell like unfermented wort?

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I don't know much about beer bugs but that looks like mold. Very similar to what someone might pour out of a "empty" bottle that never really dried with some beer left at the bottom after two weeks of sitting in a warm garage.

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Hmm, I cleaned that carboy thoroughly and sanitized it with starsan like usual. Not sure why it would have been infected like this.

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maybe pull a gravity reading on it, see how well it fermented, then maybe give it a taste as well, there could be a couple options.

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wish me luck, i'll post the results

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I'm anxiously awaiting to hear the taste test results. I've been following this thread.

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FG is 1022

Doesnt taste bad, the description on NB compared it to a lemonade like sourness. I do get some lemonade like taste. I supposed I'll rack it and see what it tastes like carbonated

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