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Old 02-07-2013, 08:50 PM   #1
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Default Any thoughts on what this is??

I'm hoping someone can put my mind at ease here. I transferred this batch after 2 weeks in primary 3 days ago to dry hop. OG was 1.068 and FG is 1.008. Everything looked fine 3 days ago and then I see this odd growth? that I can't seem to place. Is this a bacteria of some sort??

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:51 PM   #2
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yeast boats?

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:53 PM   #3
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It looks like the stuff I see floating on top of the first tank of a wastewater treatment plant.

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:56 PM   #4
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How the heck did that get in there?

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:56 PM   #5
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Did you sanitize the hop bag (ie star San, vodke, etc)? Could also be the hops kicking in some yeast. Did the gravity change?

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Yes I did sanitize the hops bag, I thought maybe yeast but after transferring to the secondary I'd be surprised to see this amount. Never seen it like this before??

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Old 02-07-2013, 09:14 PM   #7
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Well Brewski, it looks like it might be some sort of contamination. I'd use a thief and draw a sample - for gravity and taste.
How does it smell?

You know the alcohol in it should have prevented contamination (unless you sneezed in it).

You got me, but if it tastes and smells OK, don't get rid of it.

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Yeast nonsense. I'll wager it's fine.

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Old 02-07-2013, 10:09 PM   #9
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It looks like the stuff I see floating on top of the first tank of a wastewater treatment plant.
You work in wastewater?

At first glance it looks like a placenta hahaha
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:30 PM   #10
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You work in wastewater?

At first glance it looks like a placenta hahaha
Well, I don't exactly work IN wastewater. Actually, I'm a developer and have toured treatment plants.
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