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idedek 05-26-2012 04:13 PM

White spots on krausen
 
I am doing an open fermentation in a Saison I am making. I have done several open fementations and never had this problem before. There are 2 white spots(about the size of a quarter) on the Krausen that are slowly getting larger. I am assuming that I have a bacterial infection but I'm not sure. Should I just scoop them out?

kh54s10 05-26-2012 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by idedek (Post 4118777)
I am doing an open fermentation in a Saison I am making. I have done several open fementations and never had this problem before. There are 2 white spots(about the size of a quarter) on the Krausen that are slowly getting larger. I am assuming that I have a bacterial infection but I'm not sure. Should I just scoop them out?

Sanitize your spoon well and in my opinion it is worth a try even if it is not an infection. Be careful to get well under the spots so that you don't disturb them.

sentfromspain 05-26-2012 05:21 PM

I agree.

I had a perfectly good stout ruined by some vanilla bean that had a hidden invader of some kind.

Do what you can to keep the spots from mixing or breaking apart. Like using a really large spoon.


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