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Old 08-10-2010, 11:33 PM   #1
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But I think this might be mold. Here's a giant picture, hopefully one of you intelligent fellows could enlighten me.

https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&i...147563520-1&zw

I thought I did alright on sanitation, BUT... My friend and I had the brilliant idea of adding oak into our grain bag during the steeping process, which may have been our downfall. Theres no off smell, although it does smell a little fruity. It's my second batch, by the way, so I don't know much.



 
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:43 PM   #2
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:46 PM   #3
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Yeah, wtf?????
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:01 AM   #4
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looks like he tired to copy the pic from his gmail account. won't work...
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:12 AM   #5
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Yikes, here we go


 
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:18 AM   #6
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Looks like it might be a bit of an infection. You may be all right by racking from underneath though. How long does it have to go before bottling?

 
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:27 AM   #7
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it's been a week since i brewed it, and its the first day of secondary fermentation. what exactly does "rack from the bottom" mean? I entered the world of home brewing about a month ago.

 
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:29 AM   #8
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You sure it isn't just air bubbles? Gas coming out of solution? Try to get a better pic.

 
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:36 AM   #9
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Yeah, I only said it "might" be an infection. Don't do anything drastic. Are those floaties as white as they look in the pic?

By racking from underneath, I just mean stopping the siphon before the stuff on the top gets too low, and stays in the carboy.

 
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:37 AM   #10
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I'm pretty positive its not air bubbles. It almost looks like oil slicks sitting on the surface. It smells spot-on like stone brewing's oaked bastard ale now but in the first few days of fermentation the smell coming from the air lock was a little sour. That's the best picture I can get though, I'm just workin with cell phone pic's right now!



 
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