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Old 06-07-2011, 05:43 PM   #1
May 2011
Toronto, Ontario
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Is my beer ruined? This is a picture I took Monday morning of the yeast cake at the bottom of an IPA that I brewed on May 8th.

You can see there is a 2-inch layer of suspended yeast above the main cake...the beer was completely clear before I left on Wednesday night- got back on Sunday night and it was like this. I meant to bottle it before I left but didn't think 3 vs.4 weeks in the primary would make a difference. Anyone ever see this before? Yeast autolysis?

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Old 06-07-2011, 05:48 PM   #2
Jan 2009
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Looks like yeast clinging to the sides of the carboy to me.
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:50 PM   #3
Jun 2010
Louisville, KY, KY
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+1 on clinging to the sides. I often get rings of yeast around my carboys all the way up around where the glass indents. Your beer is not ruined. Try a sample and I'm sure it will be tasty.

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Old 06-07-2011, 05:52 PM   #4
Special Hops
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Hard to say. Better send the whole batch to me for testing and proper disposal.
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Old 06-07-2011, 06:10 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Special Hops View Post
Hard to say. Better send the whole batch to me for testing and proper disposal.
+1 nice
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Planning:Shadow Chaser Amber, ARRRR P.A., Oktoberfest (Yeast tests)
Bottled/Kegged:Hook's Revenge 18.7% IIPA, Cinnamon Witbier, Blueberry Witbier

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