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Old 09-16-2012, 02:56 AM   #1
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i transfeered to carboy after 5 days and added hop sack... coue days later some whitish bubble groups have popped up on top

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Old 09-16-2012, 02:58 AM   #2
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Probably just offgass or finishing fermentation your good.How long you dryhopping?

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Old 09-16-2012, 03:02 AM   #3
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Nope, it's fine. Bubbles are because it's still fermenting. 5 days in is too soon to transfer to anything, in the future let it finish in primary (2 weeks at least) before transferring. When gravity has stabilized, THEN transfer and dry hop. You should be fine though, I'd give it a week, take a gravity reading, give it three more days and if the gravity is still the same you're good to bottle. Since you've already added dry hops you don't want to go TOO long, but you also want to make sure it's finished fermenting before you bottle.

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was thinking about 2 weeks then racking... there is some sludge forming at bottom...prob yeast?

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was thinking about 2 weeks then racking... there is some sludge forming at bottom...prob yeast?
Yep, yeast, and maybe some hop particles. 2 weeks is probably ok, maybe a *little* long for dry hopping, depending on who you ask, but probably nothing to worry about. Some say you can get grassy/off flavors from dry hopping too long but I don't think two weeks is really all that long...
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:08 AM   #6
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heres somepics

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Sometimes you can actually see it clear,thats a good time to bottle. Although fermentation can be done soon,sometimes waiting for it to clear is fine,not that you cant bottle once fermentation reaches its peak and finishes.Assuming everything was done well like yeast pitch and temp then you can bottle when and when the hydrometer says its done.

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heres somepics
This is nothing. Ive seen som worryers but sheehs,there is nothing there to even be concerend about. Fermentation can get ugly and most the time its nothing to worry about. filmy scummy flakyn filmy white stuff may be of concern,but there is zero anything in those pics to worry about.
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it seems like theres more white specs and the specks have more definition lol...

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Old 09-16-2012, 08:38 AM   #10
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I've designed a handy test to determine if your beer is infected:

Flip a coin 100 times. If it comes up heads each and every time, then your beer is infected. Otherwise, it's fine.

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