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Old 06-07-2009, 08:21 PM   #1
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I've seen pictures of this one, but I can't find a good descriptor of what to expect... the sample tasted fine. It's been in 2 weeks, I dry hopped today and this was waiting for me.....


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Old 06-07-2009, 09:55 PM   #2
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Lacto maybe?


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Old 06-07-2009, 10:03 PM   #3
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Without seeing the colonies a little closer, I couldn't say. Kinda looks like mold though - if it is, unless it's SUPER infected, it won't affect the taste. If it refuses to clear, then you can 'narrow' it down to haze-related infections. On the plus side, it can't kill you - and if it hasn't changed the taste, woot!
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Old 06-07-2009, 10:19 PM   #4
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It looks like what I had, which I always thought was lacto. I was never positive though.
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So with Lacto do I toss it or rack out from under it? The sample was clear and the taste was fine.
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:54 PM   #6
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was that layer on top before you dry hopped or after? I remember seeing a thread like this before and someone posted a very similar picture and the general consensus was that hop oils can make a film on top of your beer. those big spots look like CO2 bubble trying to escape, so maybe you dry hopped before fermentation was complete?

but if it tastes fine I wouldn't worry about it. just rake from underneath the film and tall it good.
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It was before I dry hopped.

I'm going to bottle it tomorrow and we'll see what happens.
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Lactobacillus will eat your priming sugar so you will probably be under carbed. Besides that it can still be a tolerable infection if you notice it at all. Lacto is the same bacteria used to make yogurt and produces lactic acid as a by product. I've had this kind of infection and used the beers to make black and tans to make up for the carbonation problem.


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