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Old 12-17-2012, 09:36 PM   #11
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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.
Umm... To clarify, is it just movement from fermentation off-gassing , or is it a more 'self-aware' movement; like it will crawl out and eat your face while you are not looking type of movement?
If it is the second type.... Better get the baseball bat ready.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:36 PM   #12
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Thanks for the feedback. I guess I need to look at what a pellicle looks like. Excuse my ignorance but is off-gassing because it is continuing to ferment? Secondly, what would cold crashing do for it? Last, no, it's residue from the rum soaked cocoa nibs that I put in before transferring to secondary. Cheers for all the responses.

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Old 12-17-2012, 09:46 PM   #13
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I think every beer I've brewed looked like that toward the end. I see yeast and co2 bubbles.

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Old 12-17-2012, 10:04 PM   #14
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Thanks for the feedback. I guess I need to look at what a pellicle looks like. Excuse my ignorance but is off-gassing because it is continuing to ferment? Secondly, what would cold crashing do for it? Last, no, it's residue from the rum soaked cocoa nibs that I put in before transferring to secondary. Cheers for all the responses.
Off-gassing just means that something (co2 quite possibly ) is coming out of some form of solution (in this case wort) and is making bubbles. It's not a foolproof indication of continuing fermentation.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:18 AM   #15
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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 12-18-2012, 02:25 AM   #16
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Bubbles mean nothing. Looks pretty normal to me.

Is this one done fermenting yet????

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Ha, my 13th batch was infected too! It did have a pellicle, I don't have a picture, I forgot. It didn't taste bad so I bottled it, waiting for it to carb up for a final verdict, but it's getting little mini pellicles in the bottles. :0

Replaced my fermenter, it was scratched, and brewed a Two Heart clone on Sunday. That one seems to be off to a good start, hoping for no infection in 14.

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I skipped the 13th batch for that reason. Right from 12 to 14 and no troubles!

Looks very normal to me! But...have that baseball bat ready just in case...

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What's the story on all the crud on the outside of the carboy? My guess would be that it's leftover from the transfer to secondary? Maybe something else happened? You say you still see it bubbling. Did you take hydrometer readings before you transferred to verify whether fermentation was complete?

Pull a test sample, get a reading and give it a taste. What do you taste? Hopefully, it'll taste like flat beer! If not, you might have to investigate a little further...

Wipe down that carboy!

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What's the story on all the crud on the outside of the carboy? My guess would be that it's leftover from the transfer to secondary? Maybe something else happened? You say you still see it bubbling. Did you take hydrometer readings before you transferred to verify whether fermentation was complete?

Pull a test sample, get a reading and give it a taste. What do you taste? Hopefully, it'll taste like flat beer! If not, you might have to investigate a little further...

Wipe down that carboy!
taste it if it was infected youd know-trust me I brought some bootlegged mamijuanja back from the DR-that was an infection
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