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Old 05-07-2014, 10:32 PM   #1
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Is my beer infected? I had a hard time reaching the target FG on this one, so per some suggestions, I pitched a packet of champagne yeast in hopes of lowering the gravity - modest results. It's been in secondary about 24 hours. I'm concerned because of the white spots/film at the top, which I don't remember having in my previous five batches, but maybe it's just the champagne yeast still doing its thing a little bit?

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Old 05-07-2014, 10:37 PM   #2
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Can you get a better picture of it? The surface of the beer is so out of focus I can't really tell what's going on.

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Off gassing in my opinion. You should be fine.


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Is it milky bubbly or do the floaters look like icebergs? If not, you are probably fine

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Setesh -

I'll try to take a better pic today after work. My low-rent smart phone does not pride itself on resolution quality and the room I have my fermentor in is pretty dark so lighting is, by default, an issue.

I would say the white film is floating right on the surface. I don't see anything that I would qualify as "iceberg like" in there. I didn't see any Titanic-like ships at least

When I looked again this morning, it looked no worse (meaning not more or more "developed" white spots) than when I took the pic that's on the forum, so - if it is an infection - it does NOT APPEAR to be increasing.

My hopes is it's either nothing or negligible and I just had a minor issue in some brewing practice along the way and the smell/taste of the beer turns out fine in 5 days when I elect to bottle.

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