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Old 11-04-2009, 11:21 PM   #1
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So i just transferred a pale ale into a secondary on Saturday. just wanted to know if these look like a infection or just co2 bubbles...?




Let me know if you have any questions that will help answer this..



 
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:44 PM   #2
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What did you use to clean the 2ndary with?

I've had stuff that looks like this from Eazy Clean... it leaves harmless (well supposedly ) crystal residue behind that can end up looking like this... possibly... I look for 'tendrills', if you look side-on do they look like jellyfish or something from the cover of a YES album? Or are they just on the surface?


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Old 11-05-2009, 12:00 AM   #3
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They look like 'yeast rafts' to me. If you look really closely, are they a bunch of little bubbles that are all touching each other?

Unless you spit in it while you were racking it. Then it's an infection.

 
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:06 AM   #4
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It's beer AIDS. sorry.

 
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:12 AM   #5
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Doesn't look like an infection, I wouldn't worry about it.

 
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:13 AM   #6
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Looks fine to me, I dont think you have a problem

 
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Old 11-05-2009, 01:50 AM   #7
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ok yeah, i used OneStep to clean it.. just trying to use the rest of what i have because i have other better stuff. yeah its only on the surface, and it looks like really really small bubbles.

 
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Old 11-05-2009, 01:51 AM   #8
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It's beer AIDS. sorry.
**** does this mean i can get people AID's?

 
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Old 11-05-2009, 01:52 AM   #9
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Looks normal to me....just yeast rafts....yeast buoyed up to the surface from co2 rising out of the bottom...The most common new brewer "Is my beer infected?" syndrome. We get about a dozen threads like this a day...

It's called "noobitus."

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Old 11-05-2009, 03:21 AM   #10
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i'm sorry its just a worrisome thing when your a noob, dont wana mess up my first batch



 
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