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Old 08-31-2009, 11:41 PM   #1
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so i have these little white dots floating in my stone-vertical epic 05 clone. i want to think it is something with the yeast because it is a very yeasty belgium style beer, but im not sure. i dont have a camera so i cant take a picture of it but all it is, is little white dots all through my beer. do i have anything to worry about.

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Old 08-31-2009, 11:52 PM   #2
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My guess is it's just yeast. No worries.

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Old 08-31-2009, 11:53 PM   #3
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Yeah, we call then "Yeast rafts" what they are are little colonies of yeast that get buoyed up from the trub at the bottom of the fermenter or secondary by co2 gass rising to the surface...then they sit their and some start fizzing a little...

It's common, actually!

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thanks. glad i dont have anything to worry about.

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Old 09-01-2009, 02:54 PM   #5
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I recently had two flies get in the cooled wort. Then, I had little floaties like you mention in the fermenter. So, I freaked, thinking "INFECTION"!

Batch is kegged now and tastes fine.

"Don't worry, have a homebrew."

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Old 09-02-2009, 03:48 AM   #6
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I have the same thing on a raspberry wit. Smells fine.

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