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Old 11-30-2009, 09:14 PM   #11
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Ughhh.

Not the reaction I wanted. Guys, I assure you it is an infection. As was discovered in another Post. Here are my pictures, I know that it is an infection.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/justinalf/3964276022/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/justinalf/3963500757/


Nowthen, I just wanted to know if I could salvage it by making it into a sour beer.
My answer stands. You won't know until you try it. If it is an infection that is taking the beer to a place where it will just taste like ****, it will still taste like **** if you try to sour it. If that's something like pedio or lacto, you might be able to use that and combine it with another bug. But you won't know until you try it.
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:17 PM   #12
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yeah, you're not going to be able to know anything without tasting it. It's not going to hurt you. As far as "infecting your instruments", give them a good wash/boil/bleach bath to ensure they're good after wards.
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:22 PM   #13
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Kind of hard to tell, but it kind of looks like lacto. Which begs the question, have you tasted it??? It could be mold. I didn't really see any definitive answer in your other thread.

Here are your options. You must first taste your beer

1 - lacto infection. Your beer tastes sour. Go buy a Flanders Red if you want to know what lacto tastes like. If it is a lacto infection, you are going to have to let it sit for a while. Bottling now will result in overcarbonated "gushers" down the road. I wouldn't say there is anything else to do. I mean, you have already achieved similar results as pitching a lacto strain, or even a lambic blend. Give it a few more months. If it tastes good (as in ok with the sourness), bottle it up.

2 - its mold. Your beer tastes like beer. No lacto sourness. Bottle like normal and try not to suck up any of the mold when racking.

3 - its wild yeast and maybe some other bad stuff. Your beer will taste like absolute crap. Dump it.

 
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:31 PM   #14
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Not ALL wild yeast will taste like crap. Just sayin'...
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:00 PM   #15
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Not ALL wild yeast will taste like crap. Just sayin'...
True. I guess i was making a generalization, having to do specifically with infections. Wild yeast have the potential to taste funny, not always like crap. It could be good or bad, depending on what you are looking for.

 
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:15 PM   #16
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taste it...it probably is fine

 
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:19 PM   #17
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+1 on tasting... you really are in the dark without knowing what it tastes like. I'm sure it's fine... sours can be quite tasty ^_^
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:22 PM   #18
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Distill it a couple times and drink it up. Off flavors don't seem to make it through distillation.

 
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Old 12-04-2009, 03:19 PM   #19
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Took everyones advice and tasted the beer. While uncarbonated, it does not seem to taste off to me! It may have just a residual flavor of band-aide, but I think that can be attributed to me having random thoughts about it, pluss the yeast I used could have put the off flavors in it seeind how it has been sitting on the yeast for about 3 months.

So I"m probably just going to bottle it this weekend. Thanks for the advice though.
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