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Old 07-14-2008, 10:21 PM   #1
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Hi,

please look at this picture. (you can see a larger version in the gallery)

this is a 6 gal batch of beer, 3.5 weeks after the beginning of primary fermentation, just before racking into secondary.
it started at 1.075, ended at 1.015, sample tastes great.
Yeast is Belgian Ardennes by Wyeast.

What are these milky white floaties?
is this yeast ? (it kinda looks like bacteria to me )

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Old 07-14-2008, 10:24 PM   #2
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Looks good to me. If it doesnt taste bad, you dont have an infection.

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Old 07-14-2008, 10:40 PM   #3
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Looks good to me. If it doesnt taste bad, you dont have an infection.
I tend to disagree.
Give it another week or two in primary and see if it grows.
The wispy looking lighter colored streaks look menacing.
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Looks pretty common, as does the greasy film.

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RDWHAHB. If it starts to stink or taste foul, then it's an infection. Put the lid on it.

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I tend to disagree.
Give it another week or two in primary and see if it grows.
The wispy looking lighter colored streaks look menacing.
I'm talking about the round spots. the "lighter colored streaks" in the picture are caused due the the camera flash.
It already went into secondary, anyway.
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RDWHAHB. If it starts to stink or taste foul, then it's an infection. Put the lid on it.
yeah, I know....
It does taste amazing... I guess it's good.
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Looks like nothing more then suspended yeast.

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Looks normal to me.

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I'm talking about the round spots. the "lighter colored streaks" in the picture are caused due the the camera flash.
It already went into secondary, anyway.
Good.
I thought those wisps might be the start of a pellicle forming.
Glad to see it should be fine.
My reccomendation.......start brewing another batch immediately.
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