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Old 10-28-2010, 02:09 AM   #1
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I brewed a ESB a week ago and used whirlfloc for the first time. When I opened the fermenter I saw this.

It doesnt taste sour or bad at all and it actually looks like break material more than anything but it still got me worried because I have never seen this before. What do you guys think?

I was going to add some gelatin and cold crash it to see if it drops out. What would you do?

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Old 10-28-2010, 02:15 AM   #2
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exactly that. If it doesn't taste/smell bad i wouldn't worry too much, but I've never seen that before either.

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Old 10-28-2010, 03:06 AM   #3
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Did you use a strainer when you transferred to your primary?

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Did you use a strainer when you transferred to your primary?
Yes I did. I pour through a huge pasta strained into my bucket.
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yeast rafts

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Yes, looks like yeast to me, I wouldn't do anything to it until it is done fermenting.
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...and when it IS done, you likely won't have to do anything to it either, since the yeast will settle to the bottom.

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