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Old 01-31-2010, 10:46 PM   #1
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so I racked a batch of beer about two weeks ago to let it clear before bottling, and it got a white scum on the top of it along with what were a number of large white bubbles that took forever to pop. can I assume that this has gotten the kiss of death and turned to vinegar?

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You could assume that.

But I would taste it. Acetic acid is fairly noticeable.

And even if so... maybe you like sour beer!

I would just be patient with it.

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It definitely sounds like a bacterial infection, but it's easy to tell just by tasting. If you sanitize something to draw a sample, you can tell in minutes.

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