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Old 09-02-2012, 04:42 PM   #11
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Also what does RDWHABA mean?

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Old 09-02-2012, 06:05 PM   #12
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Also what does RDWHABA mean?
RDWHAHB: Relax, Don't Worry, Have a Home Brew.

Too late to pitch another yeast pack. The original one would have used up all the )2 for reproduction, and should be well on it's way. It will not hurt, but I think you would just be wasting the yeast.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:22 PM   #13
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Fermentation is now in full swing i was just a little anxious, the lid is swelling and the airlock is bubbling like id expect it to now

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Old 09-03-2012, 01:20 AM   #14
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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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Old 09-03-2012, 10:37 AM   #15
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You have an infection and a pellicle.
Either dump it now and wonder what you could have had, OR,forget about it for the better part of a year and come back to it and wonder at your first foray into sour beers.

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It is a young pellicle, there are numerous ways to create one, Taste it and report back.

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Old 09-04-2012, 04:21 AM   #17
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see,you are not by any means unlucky! You gust get what some strive for without even trying

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