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Old 05-01-2009, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default Does this look like an infection?

it's an american pale ale that i brewed on April 11th. i got vigorous fermentation for almost a week and then airlock activity for another week after that--it's been 3 weeks now at a steady 67 degrees, but doesn't seem to want to settle out. almost looks like soap bubbles in there and maybe hop particles on top.

any help is appreciated.

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Old 05-01-2009, 02:56 PM   #2
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Looks like some yeasties, CO2 bubbles and some hop carnage to me.

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Old 05-01-2009, 03:32 PM   #3
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Yes, it's definitely infected. Throw it out and never brew again.

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Old 05-01-2009, 04:19 PM   #4
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I do not think it is an infection, but if you want to send me the carboy full of beer I will be happy to test it out for you.

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Every brew that I brewed so far( a whopping 4 brews) have looked liked that. And all came out great!

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I do not think it is an infection, but if you want to send me the carboy full of beer I will be happy to test it out for you.
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Old 05-01-2009, 04:29 PM   #7
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Not an infection. Relax. you are making beer. It will be fine.

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walk away from the beer and dont come back for two weeks

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Old 05-01-2009, 05:00 PM   #9
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lol..bunch of comedians...

seriously tho, I've never had a beer fail to clear (at least to little white yeastie spots) by three weeks in the carboy...so sacstate, you think 5 weeks total in the carboy is ok?

I've got a mild right next to it in the converted freezer that was brewed a week later and has almost completely cleard, I guesss that's why I was a bit nervous.

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