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Old 12-13-2012, 08:17 AM   #1
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Default 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.

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Old 12-13-2012, 08:20 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 12-13-2012, 02:54 PM   #3
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If it's the 13th batch its definitely an infection. 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.

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Old 12-14-2012, 08:53 AM   #4
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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.

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Old 12-14-2012, 11:11 AM   #5
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Pic?

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Old 12-17-2012, 07:33 PM   #6
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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.

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Old 12-17-2012, 07:40 PM   #7
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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.

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Old 12-17-2012, 08:07 PM   #8
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Agreed, it doesn't look bad from what I can see.

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Old 12-17-2012, 08:13 PM   #9
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Yeah i think ur good, just give it some more time. Or cold crash it and see what happens.

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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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