Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > help identifying this (bacteria?) and can my beer be saved?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-13-2011, 01:34 PM   #11
smizak
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 1,748
Liked 74 Times on 55 Posts
Likes Given: 52

Default

Wow.

How long was the beer in that bucket? Lambic brewers will wait months to have a pellicle like that, and that's with intentionally infecting their beer!

Taste it, if ok, package, or leave it for a year. Could be a neat sour.

__________________

"This song goes out to me because I'm so f*ckin' cool!"~John Reis

smizak is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-14-2011, 03:28 AM   #12
kegtoe
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kegtoe's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: I Fall MN
Posts: 1,346
Liked 13 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

took a sample off the tap at the bottom. tastd way too sour and the beer was pretty dark. i dumped it down the drain, bleached the bucket twice. this beer was in a tertiary for 12 days. it was fine before i racked it.

kegtoe is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-14-2011, 03:42 AM   #13
maxamuus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 873
Liked 64 Times on 53 Posts
Likes Given: 34

Default

__________________
maxamuus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-14-2011, 03:50 AM   #14
NorCalAngler
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Roseville, CA
Posts: 705
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 16

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kegtoe View Post
took a sample off the tap at the bottom
That would be the first thing you should stop doing. While some people say it's OK to ferment in a plastic bucket with a spigot, there are far too many places for nasties to hide in there. Plastic spigots are notorious for harboring bacteria.
__________________
Drink what you like and share when you can. Support your local breweries.
NorCalAngler is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-14-2011, 05:16 AM   #15
kegtoe
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kegtoe's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: I Fall MN
Posts: 1,346
Liked 13 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

yep very sour, dumped , it tripple bleached the bucket

kegtoe is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-14-2011, 05:28 AM   #16
ReverseApacheMaster
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Keller, Texas
Posts: 4,887
Liked 229 Times on 192 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kegtoe View Post
took a sample off the tap at the bottom. tastd way too sour and the beer was pretty dark. i dumped it down the drain, bleached the bucket twice. this beer was in a tertiary for 12 days. it was fine before i racked it.
I agree with NorCalAngler. I would encourage you to stop fermenting in bottling buckets or at a minimum not to use the spigot unless you are preparing to empty the beer out in its entirety.

All it takes is a drop or two of wort or beer left on that spigot or trapped on the inside in the turning mechanism to catch some lacto. Then the lacto gets in the beer and starts chewing on the residual sugars. Next thing you know you have that.

I would suspect that since you said this was a tertiary fermentation that you have had this beer sitting around fermenting for at least a few weeks. You probably got the lacto in the beer for a while and it took over the batch during those 12 days it sat in silence.
__________________
ReverseApacheMaster 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
Identifying wheat from barley in the wild Grimmrod General Beer Discussion 16 05-29-2012 07:15 PM
Need help identifying off flavor Philip1993 General Beer Discussion 14 10-25-2010 07:53 PM
Off flavor - help identifying? pernox General Beer Discussion 12 08-18-2010 05:37 PM
How beer saved Western Civilization... Futureman General Beer Discussion 5 06-21-2010 05:57 PM
Beer-spoiling bacteria beeruser General Beer Discussion 5 05-12-2010 12:01 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS