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jlaroche 04-24-2012 03:44 AM

This looks scary: Any Ideas?
About 7 days ago I transferred my 1st batch of beer from my primary fermentation bucket to a glass carboy.

The top of the batch is starting to look very ugly:

Any ideas?

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Pappers_ 04-24-2012 04:28 PM

I agree that doesn't look good. Did your fermentation kick back up after your transferred? I'm sorry I can't help you with direct experience on this, but it does look mold-ish.

pabloj13 04-24-2012 04:37 PM

I think that is what wild yeast looks like.

TyTanium 04-24-2012 04:46 PM



Homercidal 04-24-2012 04:49 PM

Whatcha got there is a bon-a-fide Infecshun!


Bert1097 04-24-2012 04:53 PM

Yup, infection

Soma 04-24-2012 04:53 PM

Doesn't look like lacto to me, I'd guess Brett (wild yeast).

Tinga 04-24-2012 05:18 PM

hopefully you have another carboy kicking around and don't need this batch for anything in particular.

let it ride! check it out in a year.

jlaroche 04-25-2012 09:57 AM

Is it still drinkable? Tinga: Why wait a year?

pabloj13 04-25-2012 10:56 AM


Originally Posted by jlaroche (Post 4027376)
Is it still drinkable? Tinga: Why wait a year?

Well that entirely depends on you. There aren't any human pathogens that can live in beer as far as I know, so it isn't going to hurt you. Whether it is palatable or not is another story. But people have had some weird, wacky things happen with infections.

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