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Old 12-12-2013, 02:49 AM   #1
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This picture is taken from the fermenter while I was racking. There was a lot of small white spots or balls that looked like bubbles appearing on top. I sampled one and they were not bubbles. They appeared to be very small, and sort of white-greenish, kind of flabby.

The beer is a stout. Smells good, absolutely no sign of putrefaction.

Any idea what this is?

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I can't completely tell from that picture, but I've had a similar issue. Basically, you are releasing CO2 from solution and it's bubbling up. Sometimes, this will also grab ahold of small yeast clumps and bring those to the surface with it. Even though it's not pressurized, there is some CO2 dissolved in solution. Any dusturbence is going to release some of that.

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Thanks Clonefan94 for the reply. That does makes sense since the clumps looks just like yeast.

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