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Old 03-07-2009, 01:30 PM   #1
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After a week in the secondary, I had a few of these white chunkies. Now after 2 weeks in the secondary, I have a bunch of these white chunkies. I dry hopped and put some oak chips in a musilin bag. I steamed both. Is this batch shot?

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Old 03-07-2009, 01:40 PM   #2
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Did you dry hop with leaf or plug hops? The pics aren't very clear, but almost just looks like the hops still floating... almost exactly like when I dry hop with plugs. And those brews have all been fine.

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Old 03-07-2009, 01:44 PM   #3
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I hopped with pellets, and I put the pellets in the musilin bag. Here is another pic.

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Old 03-07-2009, 01:50 PM   #4
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I cannot say if that is an infection, but that does not look like any hops I've ever put in beer. I could be wrong though, good luck.

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Old 03-07-2009, 02:07 PM   #5
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Yeast is weird stuff. While that's not 100% normal looking, I'd for sure let the bacth finish up, and smell and taste it. If it doesn't taste like Satan's taint, it wasn't infected.

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Old 03-07-2009, 02:17 PM   #6
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Just for the record... what exactly does Satan's Taint taste like?

and... You've kicked llazy_llama off my sig with that one!

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It absolutely does not taste like Satans taint. It actually tasted great. I bottled it up. We will see if it shows up on top of the bottles.

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I had some weird chunks of stuff in my last brew. Just like those. Beer tasted great going into the bottle.

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I've had that several times in brews but they turned out great. The good news is that I've never had a problem racking and leaving the chunks behind. I just pretend they are not there because it looks so nasty.

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