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Old 03-20-2013, 06:13 AM   #1
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Two days ago I had some pretty large particles floating in my secondary and a pretty thick layer of yeast on the bottom. I decided that I would move it to another carboy and cold crash the beer to clarify. I sanitized everything, at least I think I did. Today there is a decent layer of yeast again and another layer about a half inch thick of dark gray settlement. Is this just from cold crashing or did my beer get infected? I know I will find out when I bottle, but I'd really like some reassurance sooner.

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Old 03-20-2013, 06:41 AM   #2
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Which yeast did you use? I noticed this with bry97. Batch turned out fine.

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Old 03-20-2013, 06:51 AM   #3
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I used WLP051. I'm hoping it's just some hops settling out. It had 4 ounces added during boil and since cold crashing has clarified a ton, but at best it is an extremely dark green settlement, but I still would call it gray.

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Old 04-20-2013, 07:49 PM   #4
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UPDATE: to anyone who may be interest, I think it was just some normal settlement. Just cracked open the 1st bottle today and it is great.

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