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Old 06-16-2011, 07:36 AM   #1
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i have a porter brewed thats in the 2nd fermenter already , and its ready to bottle , i went to go check it out , and on the top floating it looks like grains of salt/sand just floating . as far as sanitation goes , i didnt miss a thing .... my concern is i ran out of bottles so the brew has been in the 2nd fermenter 2 weeks longer than i wanted could this be a part of what im seeing?? . any suggestions ???
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Old 06-16-2011, 08:50 AM   #2
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i have a porter brewed thats in the 2nd fermenter already , and its ready to bottle , i went to go check it out , and on the top floating it looks like grains of salt/sand just floating . as far as sanitation goes , i didnt miss a thing .... my concern is i ran out of bottles so the brew has been in the 2nd fermenter 2 weeks longer than i wanted could this be a part of what im seeing?? . any suggestions ???
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:32 AM   #3
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Rdwhahb!

Its nothing to worry about you can leave it in secondary for months.
Probably just needs to be careful when bottling to not get any bits in them by using a filter

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Old 06-16-2011, 11:20 AM   #4
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It's just yeast and probably a little bit of hops floating around. Bottle away...

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Old 06-16-2011, 11:21 AM   #5
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i have a porter brewed thats in the 2nd fermenter already , and its ready to bottle , i went to go check it out , and on the top floating it looks like grains of salt/sand just floating . as far as sanitation goes , i didnt miss a thing .... my concern is i ran out of bottles so the brew has been in the 2nd fermenter 2 weeks longer than i wanted could this be a part of what im seeing?? . any suggestions ???
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Yeast rafts+co2
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We leave our beer for MONTHS in primary or secondary, that's actually good for your beer. What you are seeing are yeast rafts. Little bits of yeast buoyed to the surface by co2 in the trub layer. They just float to the top. The surface of the beer is rarely free of stuff. It doesn't mean anything is wrong. Relax.

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We leave our beer for MONTHS in primary or secondary, that's actually good for your beer. What you are seeing are yeast rafts. Little bits of yeast buoyed to the surface by co2 in the trub layer. They just float to the top. The surface of the beer is rarely free of stuff. It doesn't mean anything is wrong. Relax.
Revvy, this is one of your shorter contaminants responses. You feeling ok?
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Awesome ! I had to ask , my wife was cleaning when I was at work and she told me she moved the fermenter and accidently popped the airlock and stopper off ..... So I freaked thinking my batch was done for

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Question: I've had yeast rafts in my beer that eventually settled to the bottom in secondary. Now I have tiny white specs that float just below the surface that appeared after two weeks. I think its from the star san foam but I have no idea. Ideas?

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Question: I've had yeast rafts in my beer that eventually settled to the bottom in secondary. Now I have tiny white specs that float just below the surface that appeared after two weeks. I think its from the star san foam but I have no idea. Ideas?
Not contaminated. Yeast rafts. CO2. Don't worry. That looks normal.
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