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Old 10-31-2011, 07:04 PM   #1
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Default White floating things in my carboy.

My brew has been setting for about 3 months. I havent looked at it till now.

It looks like fat or white wax floating on the surface. Do you think it could be temperature, cause we just hit over here with snow on the east. Or do u think its contaminated?.

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Old 10-31-2011, 07:05 PM   #2
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It's probably just yeast rafts, kicked up from the bottom of the carboy and sitting on the surface. Take a picture and let us see, but that's what it usually is 99% of the time.

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Old 10-31-2011, 07:19 PM   #3
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Sorry if the picture is not that good. I dont even know if there posted.

I'm using the app on my droid.

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It's really hard to tell....in those pics it doesn't look good. How's it taste/smell?

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It doesn't look real good captain... why such a long time in the carboy? That's a lot of headspace too. If you don't have a 5 gallon fermenter or some other vessel for a secondary I'd say you're better off just bottling/kegging rather than trying to bulk age for so long.

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I just took a taste it taste fine and it smells fine.

I shook it up a little bit. Thats why theres a lot of white specks. Before they were globs.

But yea it still tastes incredibly hoppy.

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Yeast rafts then....

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Looks like a combination of yeast & flocculated proteins to me. It always looked like wet popcorn...
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We had almost the exact same thing on our red ale, turned out to be the best beer we'd brewed yet but still made us a little nervous.

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Sorry if the picture is not that good. I dont even know if there posted.

I'm using the app on my droid.

Thanks for the quick response

Dan
Well Dan, they are either yeast rafts like Revvy says or you have some photos of one of the moons surrounding Jupiter!

As long as it tastes good!
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