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Old 08-10-2009, 04:34 PM   #1
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This beer is the product of the worst brew day ever! Everything that could go wrong did. Including a blowoff.

It's been in the fermenter for two weeks now and these milky bubbles have formed on the surface.

It's an American Rye with 6# of 2-row, 3.75# of rye malt and 3# of pale wheat malt with WLP320.

Any ideas?

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Old 08-10-2009, 04:36 PM   #2
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can you get more of a top down pic? ll that looks like ot me is the side view of a rocky krausen.

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actually, I apologize, it's a difficult picture to analyze. what you're looking at is, from the top down, the residual krausen on the sides of the carboy and then a gap in the krausen (where the beer receded). The milky bubbles can bee seen in the krausen gap, on surface of the beer.

I can maybe try to take a photo from the opening down into the carboy later this afternoon. since it was a blowoff, the residual krausen is on the side of the carboy all the way up to the top.

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How does it smell and taste?

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Taste it. That will give you a better idea.

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Looks completely infected with yeast..... yup.... that'd be yeast.....

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From that picture it looks kind of normal, I get lots of weird looking crud building up on the sides.
The real test is how does it smell? If it makes you want to puke you got a problem.

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well, i finally tasted/smelled a sample and this beer has definitely got problems. 5 gallons down the drain. thanks for all the input though!

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before you dump you wanna describe the problems, I mean what's it really taste like????

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never dump! just let it sit for a while and maybe you'll have a gnarly sour beer!

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