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Old 04-03-2010, 06:49 PM   #1
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Default Another "Am I infected" thread

Brewed up a batch of NB's bourbon barrel porter. 10 days in primary, and I just racked to secondary yesterday.

Everything looked great in the primary, but today I noticed some "stuff" floating on the top of the secondary that may look like some lacto colonies that I've seen others post.

Perhaps I'm just being paranoid.



Any thoughts? I tasted a small sample while racking to secondary and it tasted fine to me. I'm a bit worried about my siphoning though, as I definitely wasn't as cautious about being sterile as I should have been. Everything was sanitized in one-step beforehand.



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Old 04-03-2010, 08:50 PM   #2
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Looks pretty much like fallen krausen to me... and if it tastes fine, it probably is.



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Old 04-05-2010, 03:40 PM   #3
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I don't see what the big deal is about infection and people freaking.




let it sit, test the gravity, and if it turns out it was infected you just have a sour beer. (of course, you want to drink a little bit and see if it kills you first.)

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Old 04-05-2010, 03:50 PM   #4
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it looks like yeast clumps to me. if it is an infection there isn't much you can do about it now. RDWHAHB. finish your process and on bottling day give it a sniff and taste test before you bottle. if it smells ok and tastes ok then its probably ok.

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Old 04-05-2010, 07:20 PM   #5
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Jeebus, that's the biggest carboy I've ever seen! Seriously, looks ok to me, just fallen krausen or yeast clumps as mentioned above. If it was lacto, you would know it, the stuff can be pretty rank. Let it sit, age and enjoy

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Anyone who kicks puppys should get many infections. pus oozing, burning, itching, infections.




but your beer is fine.

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That beer definitely has a saccharomyces infection. I've seen it too many times to count.

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That beer definitely has a saccharomyces infection. I've seen it too many times to count.
I see what you did there...
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Recycled jokes FTW!



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