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Old 11-25-2008, 07:17 PM   #1
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Default May have lost a batch of honey-brown

After 2 weeks my bottles have a layer of slime in the neck. It's not due to bottle fermentation as it's been there for a week solid. It has some "tiny chunks" and seems to have a high viscosity. I'll crack one later today and smell it.
Is it safe to sip?
Geesh this is my first batch that I'll have to dump.
Not a happy camper as I ONLY have 5 home-brews left from my previous batch.

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Old 11-25-2008, 07:23 PM   #2
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:28 PM   #3
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If it's a white thin layer that seems to break up like ice when you jiggle the carboy/bottle, then yeah you likely have an infection.

It does not mean you need to dump the batch necessarily, but the longer it sits like that the worse tasting it will become. I have drank a batch I caught early, but had to dump a batch that was sitting like that for a couple weeks.

Just taste it and see. And if it is ok, put all the bottles in the fridge.

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Old 11-25-2008, 07:46 PM   #4
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you don't know what it is. it could be just fine. smell it and taste it. if it smells terrible you won't want to drink it. if you can stand drinking it, it can't hurt you. nothing can survive in beer that will make you anything but a little ill. RDWHAHB and let us know how it goes.

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Old 11-25-2008, 08:05 PM   #5
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For once someone thinks their batch might be screwed and it actually might be. You described perfectly the symptoms of a bottle infection.

You do want to keep a close eye on this. If it is indeed an infection those suckers could pop.

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Sounds like a lacto infection. If it's not too sour, chill the bottles and drink them up, they are probably still okay if you caught it early.

The one time I had an infection it was a wild yeast infection and it tasted like Satan's @$$. I got nice geysers when I opened the bottles to dump them, too.

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For once someone thinks their batch might be screwed and it actually might be. You described perfectly the symptoms of a bottle infection.

You do want to keep a close eye on this. If it is indeed an infection those suckers could pop.
Yeah, Ive done 12 or so 5 gallon batches and never posted a "It's infected" thread before hahaha..I'm going to pop one and if it's bad I'll dump... ;( sooooo sad!!!

I'm going to cry now (kidding)
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Just taste it and see. And if it is ok, put all the bottles in the fridge.
I can just put them outside, I'm in NY and it's winter .. HEHEHE
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Yeah, Ive done 12 or so 5 gallon batches and never posted a "It's infected" thread before hahaha..I'm going to pop one and if it's bad I'll dump... ;( sooooo sad!!!

I'm going to cry now (kidding)
It truly is sad. I have not had an infection but I did have a batch that I scorched so badly I had to dump. My tears mixed with the beer as it circled the drain.

BTW it is harder to get rid of an infection than to keep one from starting. If it turns out to be one I would clean with oxyclean, soak in bleach and then starsan everything. Maybe even get new hoses.
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:45 PM   #10
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I wonder if its this:

Brew Your Own: The How-To Homebrew Beer Magazine - Brew Wizard - Preventing Beer Slime & Reducing Tannins But Not Flavor: Mr Wizard

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