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Old 06-23-2012, 08:00 PM   #1
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Bottling a Belgian IPA this afternoon. Opened my fermenter and saw this. Looked like the airlock had some sort of mold around it too. Anybody know what this is?
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Old 06-23-2012, 08:02 PM   #2
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I have had something like that before, it was ok, just made the beer alittle sour.

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Old 06-23-2012, 08:10 PM   #3
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Agree...would say no all good. Do you secondary in a carboy? I only ask because I had a couple "possible" problems. One cleared right up in secondary...they other was obvious after a few days.
BTW Sanibel is our vacation spot from Naples but one heck of a week of rain in the sunshine state. Good old Mucky Duck.
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Old 06-23-2012, 08:25 PM   #4
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Hello.... lactobacillus.

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Hello.... lactobacillus.
Thanks. Should still be drinkable though?
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Thanks. Should still be drinkable though?
Looks like lacto bubbles. Lacto will sour your beer. It probably won't taste good.

I make lots of sour beers. Man o man they are good. Maybe you'll get lucky and your beer will taste good as a sour beer, but I'm betting not.

First thing, find yourself a sour beer and see if you like the style at all. If you do, wait it out. If not, might as well dump as soon as you detect sourness.

Grab a Rodenbach Grand Cru or a Duchesse de Borgogne. Good luck.
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:49 AM   #7
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what passed said... if it is lacto ur likely to have a ruined beer... its a Belgian ipa which means high BU. sour and bitter don't go well together. I had a Belgian ipa go all acetone on me (high ferm temp). I tossed it on cherries and pitched brett on it... its now at a point where im thinking of bottling some of it. all said and done, taste it and then decide.

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