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Old 10-22-2012, 10:24 PM   #781
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If you dont need the carboy just leave it alone for a year. The only worry is that is alot of headspace.

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Old 10-24-2012, 01:52 PM   #782
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Finally thought of taking pictures last night.
The first one is not that easy to see, but it is the "crumbling layer" that appeared in my bottles - the exact same thing that I had in my secondary bucket. I haven't tried it yet and like I said in a previous post, I will probably have to make it go through a collander to get the floating parts out before drinking it.

The second picture is my SN clone that also got infected. This is still in the primary - I think that while moving it around, a small amount of the liquid from the blow off thing on the top of the lid go in the beer. Maybe this is what started the infection? Although I doubt it since it was a starsan solution...makes me wonder!
I'll still try to rack it to a secondary, making sure I don't syphon the top part. I'll then wait a couple days and see if more molding is forming at the top before I decide what I do with it.


I guess I will need to clean and sanityze all my equipment - 2 batch in a row that are turning bad....

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Old 10-24-2012, 05:30 PM   #783
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Finally thought of taking pictures last night.
The first one is not that easy to see, but it is the "crumbling layer" that appeared in my bottles - the exact same thing that I had in my secondary bucket. I haven't tried it yet and like I said in a previous post, I will probably have to make it go through a collander to get the floating parts out before drinking it.

The second picture is my SN clone that also got infected. This is still in the primary - I think that while moving it around, a small amount of the liquid from the blow off thing on the top of the lid go in the beer. Maybe this is what started the infection? Although I doubt it since it was a starsan solution...makes me wonder!
I'll still try to rack it to a secondary, making sure I don't syphon the top part. I'll then wait a couple days and see if more molding is forming at the top before I decide what I do with it.


I guess I will need to clean and sanityze all my equipment - 2 batch in a row that are turning bad....

Same thing happened to me two batches in a row. I gave all my stuff a hot bleach bath not sure if its cured yet haven't gotten to my next batch. My bottles look the same also I think I'll do some tasting tonight its been a little over week since bottled.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:49 PM   #784
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I had a Lacto infection on my Oktoberfest that must have occurred during my transfer to secondary. I've since replaced all of my hoses, and did a bleach bath on my auto-siphon. What I did when it came time to siphon from my secondary carboy to my bottling bucket was I first poked a hole in the surface "crust" with my wine thief (I use the thief for gravity readings) and then quickly placed my autosiphon into the hole in the crud I just made. Sure, I probably got some of that bacteria into my bottling bucket, but I stopped the autosiphon before it sucked the Lacto through... I'm 1 week 2 days into the bottle carbonating stage and I don't have a white film in any of my bottles.

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Old 10-24-2012, 08:38 PM   #785
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I had a Lacto infection on my Oktoberfest that must have occurred during my transfer to secondary. I've since replaced all of my hoses, and did a bleach bath on my auto-siphon. What I did when it came time to siphon from my secondary carboy to my bottling bucket was I first poked a hole in the surface "crust" with my wine thief (I use the thief for gravity readings) and then quickly placed my autosiphon into the hole in the crud I just made. Sure, I probably got some of that bacteria into my bottling bucket, but I stopped the autosiphon before it sucked the Lacto through... I'm 1 week 2 days into the bottle carbonating stage and I don't have a white film in any of my bottles.
I'm pretty sure the lacto is in the beer and the crud on top is just a side effect.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:58 PM   #786
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I'm pretty sure the lacto is in the beer and the crud on top is just a side effect.
I was thinking the same thing. The bottles also may not have pellicles because of the temp they are being conditioned at.
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I'm pretty sure the lacto is in the beer and the crud on top is just a side effect.
I'm pretty sure you're right, BUT I also think that it requires oxygen to grow, something it's not going to get in the bottle, correct?

It's going to be consumed quickly as soon as bottle carbing is complete. I didn't keg this batch, because I want to give it away before pellicles start forming in the bottles.
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So, should I get scared of drinking part of the crust that formed in my bottles?

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Old 10-25-2012, 02:01 AM   #789
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Can someone please tell if either of these two brews I am doing at are infected.

The two pics on the bottom are same batch. SG reading is at 1016 (if that means anything) using lager yeast 497.
Taste is quite odd, not sour but not pleasant like other brews I have done.

Other one looks worse but there seems to be nothing odd about the taste, SG at 1020. I used ale yeast and put a bit too much yeast in. Should that effect things?

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Old 10-25-2012, 02:05 AM   #790
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Can someone please tell if either of these two brews I am doing at are infected.

The two pics on the bottom are same batch. SG reading is at 1016 (if that means anything) using lager yeast 497.
Taste is quite odd, not sour but not pleasant like other brews I have done.

Other one looks worse but there seems to be nothing odd about the taste, SG at 1020. I used ale yeast and put a bit too much yeast in. Should that effect things?
First one looks odd but it could just be the picture. The other 2 look perfectly normal.
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