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Old 08-12-2009, 01:47 PM   #1
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Default Possible mold on beer... dump it?

Finished up a partial mash a couple weeks ago..... it fermented nicely and everything was proceeding according to plan. Transferred to a secondary (possibly my mistake)... and it's still generating a little bit of CO2.... but.... it appears it might have some mold growing on top.

Dump or not dump? Help!

Sorry for lack of pics......



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Old 08-12-2009, 01:57 PM   #2
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Welcome to homebrewtalk. You definitely should not be dumping your beer. Its quite likely that its just little clumps of CO2 bubbles. If it actually is mold, just rack out from under the mold when you go to bottle and stop before you suck up the top of your beer.

Pics would help though.



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Old 08-12-2009, 02:00 PM   #3
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Read the discussion we're having on this thread for information.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/fail-ale-131901/

And honestly without pics we can't really help you....what some new brewers thinks is mold, often isn't anything more than hops on yeast rafts. So unless we see it, it would be conjecture.

But take a look at the info on that posted thread talking about mold and infections and what to do if it indeed is mold.

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Thanks for the quick responses.... My beer looks similar the the pics in the linked thread, but I'm pretty sure it's mold.... I'll take and post a pic tonight for y'all to look over to help with a better diagnosis.

Either way, I feel better if knowing I might be able to salvage by racking out from underneath it.

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Well here's a pic... best I could do in the lighting and with a not-so-great camera...

Upon further inspection, it does resemble the stuff in the pics in the Fail ale thread... And when you look really closely, it looks like clumps of tiny bubbles..... No fuzzies..... nothing dangling down into the beer..... just groups of tiny bubbles.....

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Honestly that looks a hellofalot like normal "yeast rafts" to me.

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Well, I'm not sure.... but after further inspection, the lack of any fuzzies or discoloration (mainly green) was encouraging. All white... can't see any solids.... just looks like bubbles.

I'll let it continue to lager for awhile and monitor. All replies are greatly appreciated.

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Default here is some pics of my first brew

it is in the second fermenter looks like the above pics. There are some brownish beige formations near the surface too, but they are the same color as the krauzen when it was in the first fermenter. Yes, I am new and I got the newbie jitters, trying to relax, but no homebrew to be had yet. thanks!








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Welcome to HBT!

Your yeast floaties look perfectly normal to me. These develop quite often when you rack to secondary. Relax, your beer will be fine. Stick around and learn how to make your beer even better.

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thanks. this is a cool site! I guess I'll relax and drink a mass produced beer and add another bottle to my collection.



that little spot is my main worry.



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