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johndavies86 09-02-2012 01:02 PM

I think my beer is infected, please help!
 
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Hi, I made up a batch of canadian blonde lager last night and followed all the instructions word for word (it was a kit) except for the amount of sugar, i put 500grams of normal granulated in more than the kit said cos i wanted it to be a little stronger.

I cleaned everything with a small amount of unscented bleach with hot water and thoroughly rinsed everything off after 20 mins soaking with hot water, placed it in my boiler cupboard which is within the temp range the instructions say 21-32 degrees C.

My OG was 1048, so I added the yeast and gave it a gentle stir, Iv checked on it today because there is nothing happening and there is a thin film on top, no bubbles like in fermentation, its flat, and the kit says that could be infection.

Is there anyway of saving infected beer? Also has anyone got any suggestions as to how it could have got infected if i sterilized everything?
Ill try and get a pic up.


ksharpesays 09-03-2012 12:20 AM

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While we are on the topic of infections in beer, I attached a few pictures. That is a Belgian Golden Strong Ale that I just racked into secondary a week ago, it is going to be in secondary for 2 months. I've been checking on it from time to time and now it has this strange white-ish film on top. I had an issue in primary fermentation with the yeast being overly active and overflowing out the side of the bucket/popping the lid off (I caught it and put the lid back on about 1 minute later) -- Is this an infection? I've never had to dump a beer before, but I figured I would ask on here because if I dump this one I can free up my carboy a few months early for other things..


ksharpesays 09-03-2012 12:20 AM

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While we are on the topic of infections in beer, I attached a few pictures. That is a Belgian Golden Strong Ale that I just racked into secondary a week ago, it is going to be in secondary for 2 months. I've been checking on it from time to time and now it has this strange white-ish film on top. I had an issue in primary fermentation with the yeast being overly active and overflowing out the side of the bucket/popping the lid off (I caught it and put the lid back on about 1 minute later) -- Is this an infection? I've never had to dump a beer before, but I figured I would ask on here because if I dump this one I can free up my carboy a few months early for other things..



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