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bierbrauer 07-14-2010 12:17 AM

What is this infected with and can I turn it into something worth drinking??
 
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This is supposed to be a hoppy APA but after racking away from the dry hops this white growth started up. I am not ready to dump it quite yet but was wondering if anyone knows what it could be?? Attachment 16411

electric_beer 07-14-2010 01:03 AM

Do you have a better picture? From what I can tell looks like it just stirred up your yeast and reactivated it a bit. Although I can't tell if there are any weird penicile type growths.

avidhomebrewer 07-14-2010 01:51 AM

It doesn't look like anything but yeast, like electric said.

Revvy 07-14-2010 01:56 AM

Same here, it looks like a new krausen to me. Are you sure the beer was finished before you moved it to secondary?

ryane 07-14-2010 03:02 AM

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Originally Posted by electric_beer (Post 2159002)
Although I can't tell if there are any weird penicile type growths.

good god man! i hope none of my beers ever have any penicile growths anywhere near them :ban:

ChrisKennedy 07-14-2010 05:06 AM

That definitely looks infected to me. Brett would be a reasonable guess.

The pizza bubbles and veins over the skin are a pretty good give away.

I would either drink it as fast as you can if it still tastes good, or if you don't need the carboy, let it sit for a couple of months. If you need the carboy, just dump it and start again after taking a good long look at your sanitation practices.

Shrewd_Alchemist 07-14-2010 12:10 PM

That's no krausen.... the beer itself is pretty still and clear.

Take a whiff and possibly even a taste test! I've seen lambics that look far worse than that and people actually like them:confused:

bierbrauer 07-14-2010 02:54 PM

Taste test reveals a hoppy pale ale. Whether this will change over time remains to be seen. For now I think I will have to drink half of it and stick the other carboy in a dark corner for a few months to see what transpires. If I get a better picture I will post it again.

bierbrauer 07-21-2010 02:12 PM

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HEre is an updated picture of my infection. Anyone know what it might be??

electric_beer 07-21-2010 06:10 PM

Have you tasted a sample at all or sniffed the airlock?


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