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Old 07-14-2010, 12:17 AM   #1
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This is supposed to be a hoppy APA but after racking away from the dry hops this white growth started up. I am not ready to dump it quite yet but was wondering if anyone knows what it could be?? Click image for larger version

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Old 07-14-2010, 01:03 AM   #2
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Do you have a better picture? From what I can tell looks like it just stirred up your yeast and reactivated it a bit. Although I can't tell if there are any weird penicile type growths.



 
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Old 07-14-2010, 01:51 AM   #3
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It doesn't look like anything but yeast, like electric said.

 
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Old 07-14-2010, 01:56 AM   #4
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Same here, it looks like a new krausen to me. Are you sure the beer was finished before you moved it to secondary?
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Old 07-14-2010, 03:02 AM   #5
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Although I can't tell if there are any weird penicile type growths.
good god man! i hope none of my beers ever have any penicile growths anywhere near them

 
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:06 AM   #6
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That definitely looks infected to me. Brett would be a reasonable guess.

The pizza bubbles and veins over the skin are a pretty good give away.

I would either drink it as fast as you can if it still tastes good, or if you don't need the carboy, let it sit for a couple of months. If you need the carboy, just dump it and start again after taking a good long look at your sanitation practices.

 
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:10 PM   #7
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That's no krausen.... the beer itself is pretty still and clear.

Take a whiff and possibly even a taste test! I've seen lambics that look far worse than that and people actually like them
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:54 PM   #8
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Taste test reveals a hoppy pale ale. Whether this will change over time remains to be seen. For now I think I will have to drink half of it and stick the other carboy in a dark corner for a few months to see what transpires. If I get a better picture I will post it again.
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:12 PM   #9
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HEre is an updated picture of my infection. Anyone know what it might be??
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Keg 1 Golden Shower APA
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Keg 3: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Clone
Keg 4: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Clone
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Old 07-21-2010, 06:10 PM   #10
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Have you tasted a sample at all or sniffed the airlock?



 
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