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Old 10-21-2012, 09:46 PM   #1
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Hi all. Recently transferred a iipa from primary to secondary and now it appears there are some stringy looking thing on the surface that look like an infection thoughts?


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Sorry for the dark pic I could take another if it would help.

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Old 10-21-2012, 09:51 PM   #2
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Pretty hard to tell from that picture for sure.

It appears to be just yeast/co2 bubbles..

If it's stringy though... could be something else.

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Old 10-21-2012, 10:06 PM   #3
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I fiddled with it a bit in Photoshop. Still may be hard to tell.


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Still really hard to tell / be conclusive. Try taking anther pic.

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Old 10-21-2012, 10:11 PM   #5
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Avoid using flash, and put it in a well lighted area, or turn on all the lights in the room. Hard to keep from getting harsh reflection on clear plastic/glass, so you may have to move the camera around to find the best angle.

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Old 10-21-2012, 10:19 PM   #6
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Here's a better one...doesn't look good. The large bags are sanitized hop socks thanks guys.
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:32 PM   #7
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You could have picked up the infection from any number of places. That's why I never rack to a secondary. Not worth the risk...

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Hard to say if those are gas bubbles or some sort of pellicle forming. I'm inclined to believe that they're just aggregating gas bubbles.
I agree with charley, though. Secondary really only necessary if you're adding fruit or have a heavy trub layer or something.
Not that that helps you now...

Post again in a few days if it progresses or nothing changes.

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The more I see of these infection pictures, the more I am convinced why it is better to not rack to secondary. I see so many infected batches after moving to secondary that I still don't know why it is done other than to add fruit. Of course this is just MHO.

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Secondary isn't the issue... honestly.. It's no different than racking from primary to bottle. If they are all clean then it's all good.

I think it looks normal honestly... Give it a week and see what changes.... I think it looks like gas bubbles and yeast rafts.

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