Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > "Floaters" left even after secondary???

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-12-2009, 12:32 AM   #1
zanemoseley
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cookeville, TN
Posts: 564
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default "Floaters" left even after secondary???

Ok I just brewed a MW Fat Tire clone that I read after buying doesn't really taste like FT but makes good beer.

I did 10 days in the Primary and 10 in the secondary then bottled. Everything went fine however I noticed when I was racking from the secondary to the bottling bucket that there were these little floating pieces about the size of 1/3-1/2 of a rice grain. I didn't think much of it, I thought it was just yeast that hadn't settled out. What was weird was that they didn't settle and they didn't exactily float to the top so it was nearly impossible to avoid siphoning them up and subsequently bottling them.

After a month in the bottle the beer doesn't taste extremely well, its quite drinkable but just not really great. After only brewing a few batches its hard to explain the taste but it seems a bit green possibly however I can't see how after nearly 2 months since brewing. I got to thinking if I got some funk in the beer or if its just certain flavors from the Bel Abbey yeast.

Sorry no pics, but they are sized as noted above and light colored. Also all equipment was "sanitized" with One Step which I have read has been degraded lately to a cleaner due to increased requirements.

__________________
zanemoseley is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-12-2009, 12:28 PM   #2
fratermus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: 75081
Posts: 1,189
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I brewed JZ's cream ale and I had floaties that sound like yours.

They settled somewhat after carbing and refrigeration but were still present. Everyone liked that beer but me. I gave most of it away.

fratermus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-12-2009, 03:01 PM   #3
Cpt_Kirks
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lakeland TN
Posts: 3,738
Liked 44 Times on 39 Posts

Default

I had those in an amber ale I kegged last week. I crash cooled for a couple of days, everything settled but those little bits on the surface. I was worried that they were some kind of infection, but that batch tastes very good, no sourness or off tastes at all.

Just persistent yeasties, I guess. I used US-05 for that batch.

__________________
Cpt_Kirks is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"American" or "Imperial" Oatmeal Stout Recipe: Critiques please! cladinshadows Recipes/Ingredients 4 01-04-2012 10:21 PM
"Video Surveillance on the Fly" or "Urine trouble now mister!" Tenchiro Debate Forum 1 05-23-2009 06:33 PM
Floaters in my "BM Helles Belles"... cwhill All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 7 08-04-2008 04:07 PM
Left my "classic styles" book on the train!!! simoncurry24 Extract Brewing 5 05-31-2008 04:13 AM
Transferred my "stuff" to secondary today howlinowl All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 0 07-01-2007 11:27 PM