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Old 04-24-2012, 03:44 AM   #1
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Default 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:
http://www.currentperspectives.org/d...ution/beer.jpg

Any ideas?

Ingredients:
Hops:
US Fuggle
UK Pheonix

Malt:
Briess CBW Pure Malt Extract (Golden Light)
Crosby-Baker Weyermann Vienna (WEY6016)

Yeast:
White Labs WLP570 Belgian Golden Ale Yeast
Wyeast Yeast Nutrient

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Old 04-24-2012, 04:28 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 04-24-2012, 04:37 PM   #3
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I think that is what wild yeast looks like.

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Nice.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/post...fection-71400/

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

Lactobacillus

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Yup, infection

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

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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.

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

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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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