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Old 10-07-2013, 05:14 PM   #1
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Any thoughts what's growing on top? Infected??

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Old 10-07-2013, 05:20 PM   #2
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The tan colored blotches are yeast rafts. But the "broken ice sheet" lookin stuff is def an infection pellicle.

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What should i know about that infection? Is it safe? What attributes will it bring to the beer? What can cause that type of infection?

What causes the floats?

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It's not too serious an infection insomuch as the beer being ruined. I agree with Palmer on this one. Sanitize a large spoon & skim it all of as much as possible. Otherwise it might cause off flavors. It's usually caused by inadequate cleaning & sanitizing of everything that touches the wort or fermented beer. Sanitize things right before use helps a lot in this regard. Freshly sanitized & used is your best protection,IMO.
If the beer's at FG,rack out from under it onto priming solution in the bottling bucket & get it bottled up.

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