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Old 07-19-2009, 05:57 PM   #1
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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?




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Old 07-19-2009, 06:02 PM   #2
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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.


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Old 07-19-2009, 09:49 PM   #3
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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
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:54 PM   #4
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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?
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:18 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:35 PM   #6
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I use Notty all the time never had an problem with floaties.

That looks like trub to me too.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:09 AM   #7
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Those are sea monkeys. They are really just small copapods (or possibly anthropods) that thrive in a acidic, organic environment. Nothing to worry about.
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looks like yeast
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I've got to ask the question, how did you pour it?
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Looks like it was bottle conditioned, well aged, and agitated prior to pouring. Someone playing silly bugger with you?


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