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Old 05-31-2012, 03:07 AM   #1
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So I started brewing a couple weeks ago, I started with Muntons Brown Ale



Looked good after a few days,

So now I am about a week in and I decided to brew 3 more batches with my wife.

We did Brew Canada Canadian Red Beer, Brew Canada Canadian Lager and edwort's apfelwein.

We brewed them in that order, when we were done I took a picture of all three of them


Then we browsed the net for about 20 minutes and came back to see this


WHAT IS THAT FLOATING!!!

We are a bit concerned, we sanitised them all very well so I am not sure what happened, I am hoping this is normal or at least salvageable.

Thanks in advance from both of us!

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I posted this below but I figured I would put it in an edit as well.

I think I will start with blowoffs from now on, I have it set up, and its working well

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Old 05-31-2012, 03:18 PM   #2
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Ok, now that I actually read it...I don't know exactly what that is given the picture quality and angle. But, it doesn't look like anything I would be concerned about. Probably just some yeast floaters kicking up. It is much harder to infect beer than people make you believe.

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Yeah that's what I think it was this morning they were gone, either way I think we overfilled and this afternoon I had a blowout so I have put on a blow off tube now and am going to hope for the best.

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Yeah that's what I think it was this morning they were gone, either way I think we overfilled and this afternoon I had a blowout so I have put on a blow off tube now and am going to hope for the best.
I recommend always using a blowoff, they can save you from a lot of problems
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I think I will start with blowoffs from now on, I have it set up, and its working well

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As you have already figured out there is nothing to worry about. Just for future reference RDWHAHB should be your motto especially when you are just getting started. Even if your beer is infected there is nothing you can do about it for the most part. Just let it ride and give it a taste test to see if the beer tastes like beer. Even if it looks bad a lot of times the beer is just fine.

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When you were arranging them together, did you happen to nudge the one and kick some trub up from the bottom?

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That looks weird, but I regularly experience issues in brewing that send me to the Internet in a panic. I would be more worried about the headspace on a few of those. Good luck.

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That looks weird, but I regularly experience issues in brewing that send me to the Internet in a panic. I would be more worried about the headspace on a few of those. Good luck.
Yeah I had posted it elsewhere and people joked I must have dropped french fries in in. That said I agree with the headspace issue and I have set up a blowoff now on the ones that are still fermenting.
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