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Old 10-19-2010, 01:54 AM   #11
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what was your OG? are you kegging or bottling?

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Old 10-19-2010, 02:49 AM   #12
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This looks exactly like the kind of mold that grows in bottles that have not be cleaned after they were used. A friend of me brought me a few cases of bombers from where he works and all the bottles that contained bottle fermented beers had this at the bottom. The other ones had normal gunk.

It smells revolting and is the sign of something getting its funk on in your wort. Did you siphon out of the kettle ? Your tubing/equipment might be harbouring whatever produced the floaties.

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Old 10-19-2010, 02:57 AM   #13
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Interesting thought on the tubing/equipment. I siphoned from my bottling bucket that I used as a primary (I've used it in the past as a primary), to my glass secondary.

It might be time to buy new beer lines, just for grins.

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Old 10-22-2010, 02:17 AM   #14
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well, i'm embarrassed.

i can hear the "i told you so"'s now



i didn't make time to rack it into the keg, checked it 10 mins ago and found that. :sigh:

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Old 10-22-2010, 02:46 AM   #15
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There was a member of on the "Yeast Free brewing using recombinant DNA?" thread this morning who claims to be a microbiologist, cristopher1260. They only had a couple of posts, both on that thread. So I don't know, but maybe if you pointed him to the pictures he might be able to take a shot at telling you whats in there

I've been following this topic for awhile, are you going to rack it and keg it? And did you ever post the OG?

bummer, hope it works out

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Old 10-22-2010, 02:48 AM   #16
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I know you can use Campden tabs to kill yeast and stop fermentation. I am not sure if this would kill mold too, but I think I read it kills all infections. If it still tastes fine you could still salvage it, by racking it an letting it sit for a few days with Campden tabs. Then you could add fresh yeast to finish this off.

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Old 10-22-2010, 02:50 AM   #17
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I just kegged it. Worst case I dump it.

It didn't smell funky while racking, maybe it'll be okay

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Capden doesn't really kill off yeast, not sure that would work. If you're getting mold my guess is you didn't have good primary fermentation in the first case. I still haven't seen an OG/FG from the original poster, but my guess is not much was fermented allowing mold to grow.

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Old 10-22-2010, 02:55 AM   #19
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According to the NB directions it was a really low OG beer anyway. My OG measured 1027 which was low-ish

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Old 10-22-2010, 03:54 AM   #20
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Did you taste any samples? It definitely looks like mold to me, but I've only done 3 AG brews and none of them were lambics. When you're brewing lambic I guess anything can happen. I hope everything works out for you.

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