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theonlysurfnbeer 12-13-2012 08:17 AM

It was bound to happen but what now?
My 13th batch, yes 13, is infected. I transferred in to secondary about a month ago before vacation and came back to what looks like infection. At least I think so, there is a bunch of nasty looking stuff on top that I can acutally see movement in it. So should I dump it? Bottle it and hope for the best? Let is set? I also have some lacto in the fridge was thinking maybe I would give that a go. Kinda bummed. Any advice is appreciated. :(

Akavango 12-13-2012 08:20 AM

Taste it before doing anything else. If it taste like beer without strange taste bottle it.
You can also post a picture. So that we can give you a better answer.

william_shakes_beer 12-13-2012 02:54 PM

If it's the 13th batch its definitely an infection. :cross: Seriously, more info is required. How does it smell? nasty products usually smell nasty. That's why the great one put your nose directly under your mouth. So you could sniff everything before you eat it.

theonlysurfnbeer 12-14-2012 08:53 AM

I'll try to get a pic of it soon. It smells fine actually. Haven't tasted it yet. I guess I can give that a shot today.

gcdowd 12-14-2012 11:11 AM


theonlysurfnbeer 12-17-2012 07:33 PM

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Here are the best pics I could get with my subpar camera. I don't know if it's anything. It smells fine and it tastes good. When I sit there for a few minutes, I am still hearing and seeing bubbles every few minutes. Is it possible that it's still fermenting? It was in primary for 4 weeks and has been in secondary for 6.

twistr25 12-17-2012 07:40 PM

Is it that dirty on the outside? Perfectly honest, I just see offgassing. I don't see anything that looks like pellicles, but it is kinda hard to see through.

WDT 12-17-2012 08:07 PM

Agreed, it doesn't look bad from what I can see.

Pratzie 12-17-2012 08:13 PM

Yeah i think ur good, just give it some more time. Or cold crash it and see what happens.

danbrewtan 12-17-2012 08:14 PM

If it was infected, you'd definitely taste it. When mine was infected you could taste the beer but it was quickly overwhelmed by a gross sour taste.

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