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Old 06-04-2012, 06:52 AM   #21
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I'm curious what happens. That's a really weird looking yeasty/krauseny thing on top. It doesn't look to me like it ever really crawled up the sides of the carboy like a typical krausen, leaving scum (hop sludge) and whatnot as it settles. I can't remember the strain, but I had a strange looking yeasty thing on top like that before, but that one had fermented while it looked odd.

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Old 06-04-2012, 04:52 PM   #22
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Will definitely keep you updated on what happens. The yeast layer kinda smells like a rhino fart and I don't really want my beer to ferment on top of that. I'm thinking I might rack to secondary and pitch the dry yeast onto it then.

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Old 06-04-2012, 05:20 PM   #23
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Will definitely keep you updated on what happens. The yeast layer kinda smells like a rhino fart and I don't really want my beer to ferment on top of that. I'm thinking I might rack to secondary and pitch the dry yeast onto it then.
I don't blame you. That looks funky! I've never seen yeast look like that.
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:58 PM   #24
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Yeah, that stuff did something or it wouldn't have grown. Producing alcohol was obviously not one of them. If they are not part of the solution, they are a part of the problem AFAIAC. I think I'd rack away from that crap and toss in your re-hydrated dry yeast and just hope for the best. You sure have nothing to lose.

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Old 06-04-2012, 06:47 PM   #25
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Agreed. If it's still funky after I try to "re-ferment" it, if you will, I'll just have to dump it.

Could it be some sort of odd/rare infection? Or should I just chalk it up to bad yeast?

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Old 06-05-2012, 01:07 AM   #26
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Picked up the yeast and will be hydrating here in a minute for anybody interested....we'll see how she goes.

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Old 06-05-2012, 01:41 AM   #27
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yeah man, that 'stuff' on top looks like the 'stuff' on top of a dunder pit. rack away from it, and hope for the best.

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Old 06-05-2012, 02:49 AM   #28
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Racked into my bottling bucket, rehydrated, and re-pitched. Kinda smelled like old vegetables and yeast in the bucket after I racked it though...we'll see. Wish me luck though.

P.S. Those clumps almost looked and felt like soggy bread, or under cooked dough almost....Really gross if you ask me lol. Don't have high hopes for this one.

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Old 06-05-2012, 02:59 AM   #29
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That looks to me like an infection. But I'm no expert. Good luck.

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If it is, it'll be my first batch to get dumped. Haven't seen any pictures of an infection looking like that yet either, but it very well could be. We'll find out soon enough.

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