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Old 02-23-2010, 12:00 AM   #1
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Default Infection in my beer? Is it ruined? with Pics

I'm on my third batch, trying a dunkelweizen. I just opened the top to the primary fermenter and this is what I saw:

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Recipe - Dunkelweizen
Original Yeast - Danstar Munich
I had to re-pitch the yeast because the fermentation would not start after 4 days, so I had to pitch with what I had on hand which was muntons gold.

I kept the temperature at a constant 72 F for ~two weeks.


I'm not sure if it is infected or not. My first two brews (an amber ale and a nut brown) did not look anything like this.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 02-23-2010, 12:11 AM   #2
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Looks fine to me. Guessing that you just had poor flocculation and that's just yeast.

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Old 02-23-2010, 12:30 AM   #3
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Hi there.

I work for the CDC. The proper method for disposing of this potential health risk is to wait 3 weeks or more, transfer to a secondary for a week, add corn sugar to a bottling bucket, put infected batch into bottles and send to an address forthcoming.

Seriously though, you're fine.

The bad kinds of infections 99.9% of the time are where either you don't see anythin or you might see a thin but pronounced white slick on the surface of the beer.

Carry on, soldier.

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Old 02-23-2010, 02:53 AM   #4
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Looks like fermentation to me.

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That is a common look for wheat beers. I have one in the fermenter at my gf's place. If I was there, I'd take a picture and show you how similar it is. Color, shape, size, etc. all the same.

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Looks funky, but fermentation always looks funky, like everyone else said your fine!

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Wheat beers always have a protein-rich "head" on top of the beer and it often doesn't settle out. If I gave you a picture of the hefeweizen I have fermenting right now, you'd probably die of shock

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That looks like something that Gargamel would cook up in a big keggle on the Smurfs.

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I work for the CDC. The proper method for disposing of this potential health risk is to wait 3 weeks or more, transfer to a secondary for a week, add corn sugar to a bottling bucket, put infected batch into bottles and send to an address forthcoming.
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looks like it's chock full of frog eyeballs

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