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Old 10-03-2011, 07:29 PM   #461
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It was a plastic bucket, got kegged tonight.

Thing is, its been in the fermenter for over a month, and it still tastes perfect. I have had a lacto infection before, it normally hits after 2 weeks.

Anyway, will caustic and blah blah the keg once I am done....

sure its lacto ? looks funky and yellow!

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Old 10-04-2011, 05:46 AM   #462
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Look something like this?

This was a beautiful belgian pale ale, that I had split a 10 gallon batch into two fermenters...

Waited too long, and it eventually became sour...

Didn't bother adding brett and saving, mainly because I didn't think about it...

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Old 10-04-2011, 06:16 PM   #463
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Hello everyone. Thanks for all of the info in this thread so far. I have a question about my latest batch and figured this would be the right place to ask. I have a n Oktoberfest brewers best kit going in primary right now. Its in a glass carboy and has been in primary for 11 days now. It has an inch or two layer on top that looks like your wort would when you add the hoppes. Its green and floating on the top. I only ask about it because the other free batches didn't have this, only foam krausen and they were great.

The foam subsided about two days ago. I have never brewed an o fest before and its my fourth beer ever. Everything was sanitized and the brewing went well. I don't have a picture at the moment because im out of town. Will the green hoppes-like stuff drop down? I was hoping to rack to secondary this weekend (14 days primary) and lager it for 2 more.

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Old 10-05-2011, 12:21 AM   #464
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The "krausen", which is the foamed top of the fermenter will drop, leaving a small residue around the edges, and just a few spots on top of the beer.

You need to test the beer with a hydrometer (well sanitized) on a couple days in a row. The fermentation has stopped when the hydrometer reading doesn't change in subsequent days.

After fermentation has stopped, you have a choice about what you want to do. Some of the basic literature and recipes mention racking to secondary, and then moving to bottling bucket or keg.

A current theory is that the beer can be kept on the primary yeast cake for up to 3 months with no negative results, and extended periods in the primary merely allows the yeast to continue cleaning the beer.

One reason that I do like to go from primary to secondary to keg, is to siphon multiple times, therefore leaving more sediment behind.

I do want to clarify your terminoligy about the lagering statement. Lagering by definition would be aging after primary at a temperature between about 35 and 50 fereinheit. Aging would be simply allowing the beer to rest for an additional period of days or weeks.

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Old 10-12-2011, 02:35 PM   #465
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Hey, guys. I've been home brewing with the Mr. Beer kits and extracts for about 6 months now.

Today is bottling day for a few batches and when I went to check out my brews last night, I observed an odd floating mass in one of my fermenters. I've never seen such large quantities of residual krausen so I was wondering if it's contamination. Does this look normal? I haven't sample it yet.

First and second pictures shows some translucent 'skin' floating at or below the beer line.

Third, fourth and fifth pictures show large, white patches of wet matter.

Additionally, this recipe is a Mr. Beer Witty Monk. I added 1/2 cup of brown sugar when mixing the extract and boiled water. I used an entire pack of Safbrew WB-06 (11.5 grams).

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Old 10-12-2011, 02:44 PM   #466
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Hey, guys. I've been home brewing with the Mr. Beer kits and extracts for about 6 months now.

Today is bottling day for a few batches and when I went to check out my brews last night, I observed an odd floating mass in one of my fermenters. I've never seen such large quantities of residual krausen so I was wondering if it's contamination. Does this look normal? I haven't sample it yet.

First and second pictures shows some translucent 'skin' floating at or below the beer line.

Third, fourth and fifth pictures show large, white patches of wet matter.

Additionally, this recipe is a Mr. Beer Witty Monk. I added 1/2 cup of brown sugar when mixing the extract and boiled water. I used an entire pack of Safbrew WB-06 (11.5 grams).

http://i52.tinypic.com/2njh5c2.jpg
http://i52.tinypic.com/29xje40.jpg
http://i53.tinypic.com/nci69y.jpg
http://i54.tinypic.com/s2ct55.jpg
http://i56.tinypic.com/v62pkx.jpg
Can't tell for sure, you'll have to open the top to give us a better look. But overall it looks fine to me.
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:49 PM   #467
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Can't tell for sure, you'll have to open the top to give us a better look. But overall it looks fine to me.
Alright, I'll take a few more pictures. Just smelling around the vent holes, it smells fine. Does contaminated beer have a distinct odor?
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:05 PM   #468
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Pictures without the fermenter's lid.

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Old 10-12-2011, 03:19 PM   #469
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Looks like Lactobacillus to me, definitely a pellicle forming on the top. I would bottle and drink it quickly, or since it's such a small batch; dump it. Don't use that plastic fermenter again, or any plastic that has come in to contact with the beer post-ferment, it's not worth the risk of contamination.
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:25 PM   #470
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That's disappointing as I was really looking forward to this recipe. I still haven't tasted it yet.

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