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Old 01-23-2013, 05:17 AM   #1
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Hey Folks,
Below is a picture of the top of our fermenting stout.
We fermented this at 18c (64f) for 1 week (ambient room temp) and then I let the temp rise to 20c and then 21c over the course of 3 days. There was a thin layer of krausen on top when I started the temp rise. I give it a taste prior to the temp rise, and it was delicious. Yesterday I saw "this" and it gave me a bit of worry. I will taste it again tonight, but figured I would throw the pic out to see what your thoughts are on it.
Thanks in advance for your insight.

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Yup that's a good looking infection. What's with all the headspace?

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that's f^&%ing gross LoL

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Yup that's a good looking infection. What's with all the headspace?
I'm in China, fermenters are what they are. That would hold 15g, but we brew in 10g batches.
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Have you tasted it or taken a gravity reading? Give it a taste before you do anything else. Might be wild yeast that's reacting with the o2 in that big head space.

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