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Old 07-10-2012, 11:47 PM   #1
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Default Did my beer get a nasty infection? Got a white pellicle on an APA

Made a basic american pale ale. Pitched with W1056 on 29 Jun with an og of 1.045. Today (10 jul) it's at 1.010 and tastes about as I'm expecting (first time with this recipe) but it has a thin white still dusting across the top with some large bubbles.

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I don't recall having seen one this distinct before.

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Old 07-11-2012, 12:16 AM   #2
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Unless you fermented with jellyfish, that does look infected.

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Old 07-11-2012, 12:19 AM   #3
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OMG thats nasty looking dump that and throw out that bucket.

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Is this what Zombie Dust looks like?

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How does it taste?

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How does it taste?
In his first post, he said that it tasted as he expected it to. At least, that was what I took from it.. he may have been referring to when he took his OG readings.
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It's definitely got a pellicle going on. I'd probably go ahead and bottle it, and watch for gushers. Drink 'em quick, because they will go south in a few weeks.

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This is a pale ale. I racked it onto fruit and infected it with Jolly Pumpkin dregs. Looks alot like yours.

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Don't throw it out. Go ahead and bottle it when it's ready. I recently had an APA do the same thing and it didn't turn out too bad.
I checked one at 1 week then every week after that to make sure they didn't over carbonate and make bottle bombs. They carbonated quite nicely.

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Skim the infection off. Compress it into one inch balls. Roll them in flour and deep fry 'em.

Pellicle Puppies!

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