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Old 09-25-2013, 09:44 PM   #1381
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I've had a Belgian Tripel in secondary for 2 months. I only noticed this yesterday, but something has developed along one edge of the surface that has me worried it might be an infection. Attached are images. Feedback would be appreciated.

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Old 09-26-2013, 03:55 AM   #1382
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↑ meep meep ↑

Sorry to bump, but really eager for some feedback on these shots.

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Old 09-26-2013, 04:33 AM   #1383
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I get that all the time. Not sure why so long in secondary for an ale though?

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Old 09-26-2013, 10:59 AM   #1384
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↑ meep meep ↑

Sorry to bump, but really eager for some feedback on these shots.
I guess no-one really knows the answer How does it look today? Any different? Infections like lacto can spread quickly. Brett takes its time. Is there anything in that beer that could cause that?

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I get that all the time. Not sure why so long in secondary for an ale though?
Not that it should make a difference but yeah, why the long time in the fermentor? Are you long time conditioning/aging?

When I harvest yeast and let the slurry settle in a large jar, after 2 weeks I sometimes see some small whitish deposits along the side. Not as much as yours, though. Maybe it's from the yeast.

Just an observation, that beer looks very dark for a tripel.
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Old 09-26-2013, 01:43 PM   #1385
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The two months time in secondary was per the instructions of the kit. Bulk conditioning. It does look quite dark there -- lightens up in a smaller vessel though.

I don't think it has grown in the three days I've been aware of it so hopefully that's a good sign..

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Old 09-26-2013, 03:32 PM   #1386
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When I use a blow off I get a white sticky residue on the outside of the tube where it enters the Starsan filled container. Maybe they are coagulated proteins coming out of the beer?

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Old 09-27-2013, 02:19 AM   #1387
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Is this an infection? Never had this little 'white film on top' look before, this is the closest thing I've ever had to something looking like it might be an infection. Thanks in advance for the input.

Just an update on this one, I bottled it anyways, and kept it cool. It only got worse and was completely undrinkable. I won't bother wasting my time with infected batches anymore, I'll dump them outright.
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:29 PM   #1388
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Friday was a sad day for me. I took the lid off my conical and saw the following. It had a bitter taste to it but I kegged it anyway leaving the top gallon behind. Hopefully it settles down and is drinkable.. Its a pumpkin porter and I think it caught something when my immersion chiller sprung a leak and dripped nasty hose water into my kettle.

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Friday was a sad day for me. I took the lid off my conical and saw the following. It had a bitter taste to it but I kegged it anyway leaving the top gallon behind. Hopefully it settles down and is drinkable.. Its a pumpkin porter and I think it caught something when my immersion chiller sprung a leak and dripped nasty hose water into my kettle.
Ewwwww....no bueno. The dreaded "broken ice pack..." look. Tough luck, sucks had to be the seasonal beer.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:06 PM   #1390
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I'm not sure if I have an infection or not. This is an Arrogant Bastard Clone. It was in primary for two weeks, secondary for two weeks. My final gravity was supposed to come in at 1.018, but I'm at 1.010. I may have mashed a little on the cool side for a little longer than I was supposed to. I don't recall exactly through. The stuff on the top on the low FG has me concerned.

Do I have an infection, or am I just paranoid? (Smell and taste seem ok)

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