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Old 10-10-2012, 10:42 PM   #1
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I just racked this to secondary yesterday and the next night I saw these in the carboy. Is this infected or am I just over reacting? Sorry it's blurry. There is trub at the bottom of the carboy, but I think it's just sediment. Please help.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:47 PM   #2
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looks fine to me

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Old 10-10-2012, 10:49 PM   #3
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Looks normal.

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I always click on these to see giant stalactites of goo floating around in brew...

...and what do I usually get...

Krausen or CO2 bubbles.

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Looks normal.
Ok thanks guys. Just a newb here and nervous.
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I always click on these to see giant stalactites of goo floating around in brew...

...and what do I usually get...

Krausen or CO2 bubbles.
Checked in it this morning and this is what I found.
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I think it still looks ok...but can't be sure based on the photos. An off topic observation though - you have too much headspace in there. When you rack to secondary (why are you doing this btw?), you should have as little headspace as possible to prevent oxidation.

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Looks like yeast floaters to me.
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I think it still looks ok...but can't be sure based on the photos. An off topic observation though - you have too much headspace in there. When you rack to secondary (why are you doing this btw?), you should have as little headspace as possible to prevent oxidation.
Ya I'm sorry about the quality of the pics. Taken with a cell phone and not the best. This is the first and probably the last time I secondary.
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I disagree about oxydation... CO2 is heavier than O2 and contrary to a sealed bottle, O2 will get pushed out through the bubbler. So the whole oxydation deal is more about the transfer itself, not the carboy's headspace...

There are advantages to secondary, like maturation and dry hopping for some but if you're doing a simple beer which is ready to bottle in 2 weeks or less, I agree it's not that useful...

If I dont secondary though, I ALWAYS use a bottling bucket. (That's why I do often secondary... I figure that if I'm gonna transfer anyway, why not secondary. The beer is going to wait "better" if I delay the bottling due to lack of time...)

It's better to start paranoid about sanitation than the contrary, makes you develop good laboratory practices... ;-)

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