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Old 05-20-2009, 06:36 PM   #1
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dont have a pic.. but thin white film formed during a 2 wk primary... had some big bubbles, about 1" in diameter on top of the beer (solid white) and not much of the normal kraussen gunk on the walls of the primary...

racked off to secondary.. within a day.. a white film about 1/16th of an inch had formed on the top of the beer (which was in the neck of the carboy)..


thoughts?
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:18 PM   #2
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Pretty close to impossible to say without pictures, but I am going to hazard a guess that you don't have a pellicle forming after only 2 weeks.

It sounds more like bubbles just coming out of solution from all the racking and such.

 
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:20 PM   #3
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Sounds like an infection to me. Did it look anything like this?



That's my flanders red last year, purposely infected with roeselare blend. Sounds like what you're talking about...
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•Scottish 80/- •Sweet Stout •Roggenbier
.primary | bright:
98: Moss Hollow Soured '09 72: Oude Kriek 99: B-Weisse 102: Brett'd BDSA 104: Feat of Strength Helles Bock 105: Merkin Brown
.on tap | kegged:
XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)

 
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:05 PM   #4
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nah, it was more like this: (ripped from photobucket)

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Old 05-21-2009, 01:06 PM   #5
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like that, the film was the same, but the bubbles were different.. i've got it in a keg now.. the attenuation was low.. dropped from about 1.052 down to 1.018-1.020.. ??
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:13 PM   #6
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looks like an infection to me. lactobacillus and/or pediococcus, maybe.
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.planned:
•Scottish 80/- •Sweet Stout •Roggenbier
.primary | bright:
98: Moss Hollow Soured '09 72: Oude Kriek 99: B-Weisse 102: Brett'd BDSA 104: Feat of Strength Helles Bock 105: Merkin Brown
.on tap | kegged:
XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)

 
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:18 PM   #7

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looks like an infection to me. lactobacillus and/or pediococcus, maybe.

Aye - you got yourself a buggy brew. Time to reexamine the sanitizing procedures you use.

 
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:32 PM   #8
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And throw out all of your racking tubes. Don't serve that out of your kegerator if you don't want to disassemble everything that touched the beer or subsequent brews to get infected.

 
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:01 PM   #9
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seriously.. throw it out? buy new stuff? what about the bucket? ? ?

no way to fix it eh?
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:09 PM   #10
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Carboy's I am switching over to all Carboys now... I've had 2 brews go because of infections... both happened in the secondary in BUCKETS. My Cleaining process is great though...

1. Oxy clean soak and scrub
2. Star san soak
3. Rinse
4. Add Iodophor in 1 g solution and coat all pieces of bucket...

Still got infections...

Good bye plastic!

 
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