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Old 11-16-2010, 07:13 PM   #11
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eh, looks like yeast doin what yeast does best.

although, the "rafts" do look a little fluffy in that picture.
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:33 PM   #12
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I actually didn't take a gravity reading this time so I'm not sure where I'm at there. It's been 4 days since the yeast was pitched. I definitely think there's an infection since the blobs are getting bigger and there's a sour, cidery smell coming from the carboy. I'll take a gravity reading today and see where I'm at. FG should be 1.010
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Current gravity reading is 1.020 so something's definitely wrong here.
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:43 PM   #14
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My money's on infection. Clinging to the sides like that, and if they are growing that is a really bad sign. I don't remember seeing yeast islands grow.
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My money's on infection. Clinging to the sides like that, and if they are growing that is a really bad sign. I don't remember seeing yeast islands grow.
Yeah, I've brewed this beer about 7 times now and it's never done this. I'm bleaching the hell out of my equipment as we speak.
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what was the OG and what is the current SG? how many days since pitching?
im sorry, stupid question--

why does the gravity have anything to do with an infection?
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Current gravity reading is 1.020 so something's definitely wrong here.
im not following your logic.

you pitched 4 days ago.. what was OG "supposed to be?" Unless it was 1025, Im thinking 4 days isnt enough time to start worrying about the gravity reading.

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Old 11-16-2010, 10:46 PM   #18
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im not following your logic.

you pitched 4 days ago.. what was OG "supposed to be?" Unless it was 1025, Im thinking 4 days isnt enough time to start worrying about the gravity reading.

That's low for this beer. The fact that the yeast hasn't done anything yet makes me wonder how the gravity got that low so quickly.

It all adds to something wrong.

1. No yeast activity
2. Odd shaped bubbles and floaties
3. Off odors
4. Strange gravity reading

Yep, this is not good.
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