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Old 09-01-2008, 03:09 AM   #1
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So I brewed my 1st batch of beer. on the 2nd fermentation, I started seeing some white spots in my beer. I opened up the Carboy and it didn't smell bad at all. It smelled like beer. the question I have is it mold or is it yeast just swimming on top. I did take some out and tasted it, and the taste was like warm 90 shilling.

I have some pix's of it but not sure how to post them on here.

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Old 09-01-2008, 03:20 AM   #2
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it's probably just yeast being kicked up by some slight carbonation in the beer.

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Old 09-01-2008, 03:24 AM   #3
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So should I just wait another week and bottle? or just wait 2 more weeks and bottle?

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Old 09-01-2008, 03:29 AM   #4
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When in doubt...give it a week.
Sounds perfectly normal to me. I'd give it a good 2, then bottle, but 3 will not hurt a thing. Let's work on a terminology bit here though....It's called a secondary, but it's not really a second ferment. It's more of a clearing stage...where all the nasties either float out or settle out, leaving you nice clear beer in the middle.

What's on deck for brew #2?

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Old 09-01-2008, 03:42 AM   #5
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Hehe!! Sorry. Thanks for the advice.

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