So I put my European Bock in a clean carboy about 2 weeks ago and now I have these little white things growing all around the beer line. Any idea if it's mold or something nasty that should concern me?
It's hard to say. I will note though that that is a lot of headspace for a secondary. Just that alone is asking for infection and oxidation.
Agreed that it is hard to say. Can you take some more pictures and really describe what you see?
Yeast rising to the top is very common and often leads people to believe that they have an infection.
So how could I avoid the headspace without topping off with water?
Primary #1 - Pale Ale
Primary #2 - Nut Brown
Secondary #1 - Air
Secondary #2 - AirBottled:
#1 - Bourbon Vanilla Porter
#2 - Red Rye
#3 - Cider
#4 - Empty.
You would ferment in a 6 gallon carboy and secondary in a 5 gallon carboy. Or not secondary at all, and just work on not sucking the yeast cake up when you bottle.
So the white dots are all over the surface. Beer is really dense and dark was hoping it would clear out but it doesn't look like it.
Kinda just looks like yeast rafts to me but hard to tell.
God invented whiskey to keep the Irish from ruling the world.
Doesn't look like anything to be worried about but keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't transform into mold or fuzzy bubbles
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What's on the top doesn't look so hot, but that they are floating around in the beer is actually somewhat encouraging. Infections tend to just stay on the top.