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Old 08-09-2012, 09:17 PM   #1
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Default Think I got my first infection :(

so this beer was basically finished, was just letting it sit for a bit because no room in the fridge to crash. been a week at the FG 1.05 went to take a final reading before going to the fridge...and ugh h I think its got a bug...

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Old 08-09-2012, 09:20 PM   #2
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yea. i've seen this 3 or 4 times (small clear bubbles after krausen has dropped). it has always resulted in an undrinkable infection when i've seen it.

i'm sure someone knows what kind it is

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Old 08-09-2012, 09:21 PM   #3
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ugh....guess its byob for the football party on sept 1

still tastes fine actually this batch wasn't turning out great from the start, it actually tasted better than it did last week, but this infection looks real young

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Nope, just bubbles from residual CO2 off gassing and small clumps of yeast. I see no indication of an infection that pic. You're good. Also, I'm sure you meant 1.005, but I just wanted make sure 1.05 wasn't your FG. If it is, you had a really unfermentable wort or it's not finished. Cheers!

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Old 08-09-2012, 09:23 PM   #5
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lol yeah 1.005 it is a light beer started at 1.042 FGed out at 1.01 then added some ensyme that helps dry the beer and it went to 1.005

what worries me is the bubbles have a dried yellow cracked look on the surface not normal bubbles

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Pretty much every batch I've made looked like that. It will be fine.

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alright throwing it in the fridge and crossing my fingers

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i disagree that it's CO2, but it's just a picture after all. when i've seen this, it looks very similar. then the bubbles turn off-white/yellow. eventually they turn fluffy

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I am undecided on whether that looks like an infection, but you should still rack it to something else and see if it's drinkable.

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what worries me is the bubbles have a dried yellow cracked look on the surface not normal bubbles
I don't see what you're talking about, but the picture quality isn't all that great, so that might be it. I've never seen bubbles like that that turned out to be an infection. IMHO, I think you're safe. If you're scared, you could rack from under the infection and bottle. If it's an aerobic infection, bottling would stop it right in its tracks.
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