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puravida286 09-27-2006 10:35 PM

Floating in secondary
I have my second batch in the secondary right now and I plan to bottle this weekend. However I have noticed a few "islands" of white spots appearing at the surface of the beer. Could this be contamination or is it just clumps of yeast rising to the surface? I'm sorry I can't provide a picture but they are all about dime to nickel sized white spots at the surface which appear to be clusters of tiny bubbles.

rod 09-27-2006 11:18 PM

sounds like co2 bubbles from the yeast - i usually still have a few on top at bottling time - no problem

homebrewer_99 09-27-2006 11:22 PM

I concur...bubble islands...:D

puravida286 09-28-2006 12:05 AM

Whew, just making sure, thanks guys

Muntzster 09-28-2006 02:39 AM

I remember how paranoid I was when I first did this, I almost cleaned the whole kitchen beforehand.

Ol' Grog 09-28-2006 01:08 PM

Hey, puravida just beat me to it as I was going to ask the same question after looking at my secondary from my very first batch. Double thanks for the question and the reply's. Thought I had some sort of Mold Island or something, but regardless, I was going to drink it anyway.

max-the-knife 09-28-2006 11:16 PM

I posted almost the exact thread 3 weeks ago. It was yeast clumps and CO2 bubbles. RDWHAHB:cross:

puravida286 09-29-2006 04:50 PM

Ok I need to open this one up for discussion again...The bubbles kept growing into a small foam head on top of the entire beer and now I have fermentation and airlock activity again! The beer was chillin completely still in the secondary for about a week and now it looks like I have active fermentation all over again. Has anyone experienced this SECONDary fermentation before?

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