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Old 07-06-2006, 01:41 PM   #1
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I decided to do a 2 stage fementation on my first brew. So I went and got myself a carboy to do my secondary fermentation in. Yesterday was one week in the primary, so I racked my beer over to my secondary. I siphoned it out of the primary into the secondary and everything with ok, I did manage to suck up some of the trub and what I am assuming to be some chunks of yeast and foam from when it was active. These chunks look like corn flaks almost and are kinda a whitish/yellowish/greenish color floating on the surface of the brew.

This morning I checked on it to see if it was still ok, and to change out the water bottles and it looks like I might have some bateria growing now. There is a grouping of white colored pin head sized spots on the surface of the wort. I did rinse and santize the carboy, the siphon, and the hose I used, using one-step.

So did I manage to screw up and get some nasties in my brew and if so, what is my next move?
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Old 07-06-2006, 01:43 PM   #2
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those are just teeny tiny bubbles. Give it a few days and a very close look and you see that all is OK.

EVERYBODY who uses a secondary for the first time thinks they have an infection because of those bubbles, so you are right on par.
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Old 07-06-2006, 01:52 PM   #3
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those are just teeny tiny bubbles. Give it a few days and a very close look and you see that all is OK.

EVERYBODY who uses a secondary for the first time thinks they have an infection because of those bubbles, so you are right on par.
I hope you are right. It just worries me that the grouping of spots/bubbles is no bigger then a quarter and close to the side of the carboy.
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Old 07-06-2006, 03:02 PM   #4
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I hope you are right. It just worries me that the grouping of spots/bubbles is no bigger then a quarter and close to the side of the carboy.
Sounds familiar.

I always get little clusters of bubbles that are about dime-sized. Some are in the middle of the carboy, but most are along the edges.

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Old 07-06-2006, 03:43 PM   #5
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I have some in my secondary right now as a matter of fact. I wouldnt worry about it. Have a homebrew.
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Old 07-06-2006, 03:58 PM   #6
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I did the exact same thing my first brew with a secondary, RDWHAB (or something good from the store as this is your first batch!)

 
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Old 07-06-2006, 04:12 PM   #7
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General rule: If you can see it, it's yeast or yeast generated bubbles.
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Old 07-06-2006, 05:29 PM   #8
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I have the same thing in my secondary.

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Old 07-06-2006, 06:06 PM   #9
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You're all good, technically you are "safer" in your secondary than your primary since you already have some alcohol to help combat any bacteria. The wort in your primary is like disneyland for infections. Don't get dicouraged.. In 8 years I have yet to have a brew I couldn't drink (I did have some that I wouldn't serve to other people though).

 
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Old 07-06-2006, 06:31 PM   #10
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I think I made this same post of my first rack to a secondary
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