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Old 02-23-2011, 03:30 AM   #11
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You didn't try a sample while racking to the keg?? That's crazy talk!

 
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:59 PM   #12
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I was trying to be a little tactful, but let's summarize CRAZY.

Lagering at 70F
asking for advice AFTER transferring to keg.
Not tasting, I can forgive.

 
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:11 PM   #13
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Looks like yeast rafts to me but what do I know?
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:52 PM   #14
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I also think the beer will be fine. Also, who racks a beer without checking the gravity and taking a taste sample?

 
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Old 02-25-2011, 01:47 PM   #15
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Don't worry too much about it. 2 years ago I let my pumpkin ale sit in my brother's garage for 2 months in secondary (we couldn't find mutual time to bottle our 2 beers). <en we finally made time to bottle, there was that white stuff floating on top of my beer. Although it was more like a complete coating of the entire top of the secondary...I used a sterilizes rod to move it to one side of the carboy, and siphoned off from the other...left the white stuff (as well as about an inch and a half of beer) behind in the carboy. After conditioning for a couple weeks, the pumpkin ale was great...You'll never keep JUST the yeast you pitch in your beer, and the longer it sits, the more likely it'll grow out stuff (unless you keep the temp down!) Do your best to leave that funk behind and your brew should be fine.

 
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Old 02-25-2011, 03:30 PM   #16
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My 1 beer that had mold was actually great!

A lager fermented at 70 will be FRUITY, but possibley still great if you are OK with that.

 
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:58 PM   #17
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So to close out this thread, the Oktoberfest has been in the kegerator for several weeks now and I tried a glass last night. Then I tried 3 more. I don't think the mold has affected the taste of the beer at all. It isn't quite as malty as I would have liked it to be, but I don't think that has anything to do with the mold contamination (more to do with my original recipe). To all of you who suggested I go ahead with kegging it and leave an inch worth behind in the carboy, I thank you. I now have 4+ gallons of drinkable beer salvaged.

 
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:14 PM   #18
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Had my first moldy beer this weekend! Forgot to take picture (was to disappointed) English bitter but it tastes terrible! Don't know if its in my head or not but I can't drink it. Gonna make my buddy try it before I dump the keg!
Not sure what went wrong sanitized everything the same as I always do...
Oh well live and learn

 
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:38 PM   #19
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Its prob not mold but yeast rafts. Only one way to know for sure.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:37 AM   #20
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Pretty sure it was mold. Looked kinda like this. The beer smells off and tastes nasty
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