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Old 08-14-2013, 01:35 AM   #1
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Default Is that a funnel cake in my carboy!?!

This past weekend I racked my GreenFlash IPA into my carboy to clear and to dry hop after 3 weeks in the primary. It now has a couple ounces of hops in there, but even stranger is the bizarre creature growing up from the bottom. I've never seen anything like this. It has parts at least 4 inches tall like little stalagmites. There was quite a bit of trub left in the primary and the beer was pretty clear going in, but this sucker is weird. I even forgot to use Irish moss this time, so I can't blame that for this beast. I can only guess it is more coagulated protein....anyone else have thoughts or have seen something like it before?

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Old 08-14-2013, 01:38 AM   #2
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hard to tell from the pic, but I've had proteins look pretty funky in the carboy. if it was anything to worry about, it'd be floating on top.

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I've had some bizarre stuff just like that. The beer turned out fantastic.

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Its a funnel cake ipa!it looks like it will be tasty. I love a dark red ipa.

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You will only know if you sprinkle it with powdered sugar. How will you get your fork in the carboy?!

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You will only know if you sprinkle it with powdered sugar. How will you get your fork in the carboy?!
If you could only deep fry it and sprinkle powdered sugar on it...
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Yup, just another weird looking clump of cold break!

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Yeast are known to clump into massive colonies on occation. I've seen yeast clumps twice that size before!

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