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Old 10-05-2012, 11:30 PM   #1
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here we go. i'm working on a rye ale 5 gal. all went well with boil, etc cooled to around 75-80 (florida), aerated, and pitched a wyeast northern ale smack pack (no yeast starter - i know- i know !). after 5 days in primary- nothing. thinking yeast was frozen or dead, transferred to secondary. checked hydro- still dropping. tastes a little like beer should prior to bottling,but kinda a little acidic/pungent on taste. has been in secondary going on 3 weeks. still co2 leaving airlock. hydro says its done... i'm staring to see a white- milky like substance on sides of secondary. still have a little krausening on top. me thinks infection, but can't be sure. taste of beer has improved in last week..... do i wait another week or so, and bottle- or just go for it- rack to corny and see how it tastes after carbonation, or chuck it and use as fertilizer?....either pitching temp too high, or a sanitation issue? or a wait and see issue?

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Old 10-05-2012, 11:31 PM   #2
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here we go. i'm working on a rye ale 5 gal. all went well with boil, etc cooled to around 75-80 (florida), aerated, and pitched a wyeast northern ale smack pack (no yeast starter - i know- i know !). after 5 days in primary- nothing. thinking yeast was frozen or dead, transferred to secondary. checked hydro- still dropping. tastes a little like beer should prior to bottling,but kinda a little acidic/pungent on taste. has been in secondary going on 3 weeks. still co2 leaving airlock. hydro says its done... i'm staring to see a white- milky like substance on sides of secondary. still have a little krausening on top. me thinks infection, but can't be sure. taste of beer has improved in last week..... do i wait another week or so, and bottle- or just go for it- rack to corny and see how it tastes after carbonation, or chuck it and use as fertilizer?....either pitching temp too high, or a sanitation issue? or a wait and see issue?
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:40 PM   #3
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try posting pics so that we can get a better idea of what you are looking at....


Thanks, don't stress it, it's probably fine...

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Old 10-06-2012, 12:22 AM   #4
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will try to get pic up this weekend. first time i've ever had yeasties movin this slowly- usually after about 5 days im good . f.g. is stable and we sit on itfor a few weeks and go to rack

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so no pics. got tired of messin around f.g. was good racked into corny, dry hopped with sanitized mesh bag with 4 oz of falconers flight- carbonating now at 35psi. will dump pressure tonight after force carb, and taste... then will sit on it for a few weeks... then we'll know if its good or not....if not- no harm no foul...

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