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Old 05-03-2012, 10:57 PM   #1
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I have some funky looking beer. I made a pumpkin ale a while ago and dont think it looks too great. I left it in the primary for quite a while, maybe 2 months. I then racked it into a bucket and just checked it out. It has been in the bucket for probably another 2 months. I dont know what to make of it, hopefully its still ok to bottle.

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Old 05-03-2012, 11:05 PM   #2
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Looks fine to me.
How's it taste?
If it tastes good i'd go ahead and bottle.

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Old 05-03-2012, 11:10 PM   #3
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Looks fine to me. Rack it!

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Old 05-03-2012, 11:13 PM   #4
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If the smell doesnt revolt, you must taste it.

Is the gravity still within normal finishing range?

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Old 05-03-2012, 11:57 PM   #5
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Another vote for "it looks fine from here."

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Old 05-04-2012, 12:03 AM   #6
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It looks like one of those ugly dogs. And from the looks of it it wants to bite your hand off!





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Old 05-04-2012, 12:21 AM   #7
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Nope, not infected.

You would know from the smell, trust me.

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Old 05-04-2012, 12:36 AM   #8
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The surface of our beer is rarely free of stuff, oils, yeast rafts, bits of hops. Nothing to worry about.

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Old 05-04-2012, 12:39 AM   #9
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Hi everybody,
I have some funky looking beer. I made a pumpkin ale a while ago and dont think it looks too great. I left it in the primary for quite a while, maybe 2 months. I then racked it into a bucket and just checked it out. It has been in the bucket for probably another 2 months. I dont know what to make of it, hopefully its still ok to bottle.
I'd be more worried about the fact you racked it to a bucket with that much headspace as a secondary for 2 months!
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:50 AM   #10
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Same thing Stauffbier said.

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