Beer Floaties - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Beer Floaties

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-19-2009, 05:57 PM   #1
hopvine
Recipes 
 
Mar 2009
Holland, MI
Posts: 261
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts



I'm drinking a pale ale and noticed a bunch of particulate floaters hovering in the beer.

EDIT: This is Bell's Pale Ale

What are these?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2009, 06:02 PM   #2
meluvbeer
Recipes 
 
Jun 2009
carolina
Posts: 183
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


That looks to me like un settled trub. Was this beer just pulled from
a keg that was naturally carbed? If so after a few more pints and
left to set awhile it should clear up.
__________________
.
...Because life sucks without BEER...
.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2009, 09:49 PM   #3
hopvine
Recipes 
 
Mar 2009
Holland, MI
Posts: 261
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by meluvbeer View Post
That looks to me like un settled trub. Was this beer just pulled from
a keg that was naturally carbed? If so after a few more pints and
left to set awhile it should clear up.
Nope, poured from a bottle

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2009, 10:54 PM   #4
sethful
 
sethful's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Bloomington, IL
Posts: 271
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


still looks like trub... probably stuff that transfered over when you went from your fermenter to the bottle.

Did you use a secondary fermenter? Did you filter it when going from the fermenter to the bottle?
__________________
~Seth
Accidentally Good Brewing
Bloomington, IL

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2009, 11:18 PM   #5
jamesnsw
 
jamesnsw's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2009
, Indiana
Posts: 843
Liked 10 Times on 4 Posts


Did you use Notty yeast? I have terrible floaters that haven't settled out after 2 weeks in primary, 3 in secondary, and 3 in the bottle on my first brew with Notty. It could be something else entirely, though.
__________________
Some stuff I've made: Odell's 90 Shilling Clone, Abbey Weiss Pottsville Common, Simple Mead, Dry Dock Apricot Blonde Clone, Rye IPA, Maibock, Scrapper's Quaffable Irish Red, Short Sleep Blueberry Ale, Lazy Magnolia Pecan Nut Brown Ale Clone, Graff, Apfelwein, Cascades Orange Pale, Orfy's Mild Ale, Vagabond Gingered Ale
What to Brew for iOS (free)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2009, 11:35 PM   #6
budbo
Beer is good
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
budbo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2006
La Plata, MD
Posts: 2,315
Liked 13 Times on 9 Posts


I use Notty all the time never had an problem with floaties.

That looks like trub to me too.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2009, 12:09 AM   #7
passedpawn
Waste Allocation Load Lifter - Earth Class
HBT_ADMIN.png
 
passedpawn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2009
☼ Clearwater, FL ☼
Posts: 26,098
Liked 6817 Times on 4029 Posts


Those are sea monkeys. They are really just small copapods (or possibly anthropods) that thrive in a acidic, organic environment. Nothing to worry about.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2009, 12:20 AM   #8
Kickass
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Wichita, KS
Posts: 227
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


looks like yeast

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2009, 12:25 AM   #9
mkorpal
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Fort Collins, Colorado (Fort Fun/Foco)
Posts: 139

I've got to ask the question, how did you pour it?
__________________
Primary: Exam Brown Ale
Primary: Unknown Mead
Secondary: Matt's Saison
Carbing: Raspberry Apple Cider 333
Enjoying: Lazy Ass Orange Pale Ale, Belgian Grand Cru, Belgian Dubble, Cherry Stout, Demonstration IPA

On Deck: Black IPA

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2009, 12:46 AM   #10
Fingers
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Fingers's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba
Posts: 4,215
Liked 45 Times on 36 Posts


Looks like it was bottle conditioned, well aged, and agitated prior to pouring. Someone playing silly bugger with you?
__________________
If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
White "Floaties" in my starter (harvested from a commercial beer) oswiu Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 05-07-2012 02:19 AM
Apfelwein has floaties? Oakwood Winemaking Forum 4 06-29-2009 05:06 PM
Floaties Silverbrain Extract Brewing 18 10-17-2008 09:00 PM
Floaties kevinito78610 Bottling/Kegging 7 02-19-2008 02:33 AM
Little Bubbles and Floaties sak3358 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 02-05-2008 02:42 PM


Forum Jump