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Old 12-13-2012, 04:05 PM   #1
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Default What the heck is this alien looking thing in my beer?

So I brewed a Cascadian Dark Ale (black IPA) and while I was transferring the beer to bottling bucket I see this thing in my beer!



It looks like a lifeform of some kind!

This was a dry hopped beer (pellet hops) and most of the hop trub from the kettle was transferred to the fermenter but that thing doesn't look like hops to me.

What could this be? Beer tasted fine at bottling. We shall see.

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Old 12-13-2012, 04:06 PM   #2
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Cold break protein knocked loose and floating, most likely.

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Old 12-13-2012, 04:09 PM   #3
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Cold break protein knocked loose and floating, most likely.
It did cross my mind that maybe it was a clump of protein but I have never used whirfloc or irish moss so I have never had anything but trub in the bottom of my beers till this. This was after 28 days in primary.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:12 PM   #4
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A brain and spinal cord from an alien autopsy at Roswell.

Just yeast..

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Old 12-13-2012, 04:16 PM   #5
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That is a wild looking yeast formation! I guess this is what I miss out on using plastic buckets.

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Too many skin cells fell into the wort during your brew process. Yeast has metabolized your DNA and is producing a freakish human-fungus hellspawn.

It happens more often than you'd think.

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Too many skin cells fell into the wort during your brew process. Yeast has metabolized your DNA and is producing a freakish human-fungus hellspawn.

It happens more often than you'd think.
Hahaha! It does look like some type of Fungi.
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I'm now afraid one of these hellspawns may crawl out of my bottles and end up feeding on my insides while I sleep!

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I feel like now that I have seen this men in black suits are going to kill me in my sleep.

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It seems to me that in bigger beers with lots of hops that the yeast does things it normally wouldn't, even when the yeast selection is the same. I used US-05 in both a light 'lawnmower' type ale and in a SNPA clone and the yeast formations were radically different. Both were fermented at the same temps.

My best guess anyway.

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