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Old 09-03-2012, 10:00 PM   #1
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I just transferred into the secondary this afternoon and now I see this little "gremlin" floating around in my beer! What is this thing? Should I remove it? Will it settle to the bottom? Thanks!

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Old 09-03-2012, 10:01 PM   #2
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Looks like yeast. It'll settle in time... quicker with a cold crash.

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Old 09-03-2012, 10:01 PM   #3
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Looks like coagulated protein/cold break. I assume the secondary was clean and sanitized before you added the beer?

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Old 09-04-2012, 12:28 AM   #4
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Was clean and I sanitized, yes. I'll
Just have a brew. Lol

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Old 09-04-2012, 12:36 AM   #5
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Was clean and I sanitized, yes. I'll
Just have a brew. Lol
My other suggestion was to name him and see what he does. On a side note - it really looks like there a boxer in the reflection on your carboy. Is it a dog or have I just had one or two too many this evening?
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:57 AM   #6
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My other suggestion was to name him and see what he does. On a side note - it really looks like there a boxer in the reflection on your carboy. Is it a dog or have I just had one or two too many this evening?
Haha no dogs here. I have a black tabby cat but she isn't near the carboy. She did like the airlock on the primary when it was practically boiling though... Lol

As for a name... Herbert.
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Hahha! Took a closer look. What I thought were paws actually look like human feet. The shadow on the right looks like a dog face. Let us know how it turns out. Hopefully Herbert will get lazy and will fall to the bottom and will help with your next batch if you wash the yeast. Good luck!

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Old 09-04-2012, 01:04 AM   #8
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Most of what I'm seeing is probably reflections, but it looks an awful lot like a carboy full of water that I'm actually looking through, with some kind of a fetal puppy drowned inside. And a loogie as well. Very disturbing.

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And a loogie as well. Very disturbing.
Yeah, I was going to say snot, but likely yeast..
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:05 AM   #10
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Sorry all. That is my reflection in the photo. Attached is another photo of the secondary. No Herbert in this one though... It is in a pan to catch anything that may erupt out.

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