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Old 06-05-2009, 01:35 PM   #31
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Another pic of infection? Or is this yeast? It seems to look like dry, white clumps... so it could be the yeast.

Using Wyeast Forbidden Fruit if that makes any difference.


That's about 4 days into the primary. Noticed the clumps yesterday.



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Old 06-05-2009, 01:37 PM   #32
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Those look like yeast clumps.



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Old 06-05-2009, 02:00 PM   #33
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actually the 3rd, using 3 different primaries.. the only thing I can link between all of them after the boil would be the chiller (which was boiled in there for about 5 minutes or so, strainer and the little wood peg that I put the olive oil on.. ??

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This could be the source of the contamination. Something could be lurking deep in the wood fibers. A thin wire is impermeable and can be dipped or flamed to sterilize.

I assume you are using the olive oil to provide sterols to the yeast?
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This could be the source of the contamination. Something could be lurking deep in the wood fibers. A thin wire is impermeable and can be dipped or flamed to sterilize.

I assume you are using the olive oil to provide sterols to the yeast?
and it shall be placed in the rubbish bin promptly the little barsteward!!

what type of material should I use as the delivery mechanism for the olive oil? and yes, it's for my little friends, the Yeast Family...
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buy a stainless steel racking cane. you can use that to do your olive oil thing too.

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What about the siphon tubing? I assume that is plastic. Make sure you get all new plastic items.

Is your strainer stainless steel? Mine is, and sanitizes well. Also, maybe skip the olive oil for the yeast next time, and see if just shaking the carboy will work. I think there are some unusual variables here, so it's probably best to get rid of all of them.

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I'm tempted to go stainless steel everything.. buy conicals and all.. but i'm not that rich..

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If I were you I'd wait until you get rid of your mold source before introducing new, more expensive things like conicals into your process anyway.



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