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Old 07-02-2011, 04:22 AM   #1
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This is probably my 20th batch and 1st infection. I'm still going to drink it though! It's an Alaskan Amber clone. I left it in primary for 4 weeks then secondary for 3 now. Going to keg it soon.


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Old 07-02-2011, 04:25 AM   #2
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im a little scared of that... although it could be just yeast. Keep us posted.


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Old 07-02-2011, 04:47 AM   #3
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Yeah, it does look more like yeast than an infection....based upon your pics.
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It's infected with US-05!
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Yeah, it does look more like yeast than an infection....based upon your pics.
To me it doesn't look like yeast (although I'm not completely disagreeing with you). It seems too white and glossy. I can't seem to get a perfect picture since the room is sort of dark and the carboy clashes with the camera flash.
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It's infected with US-05!
I used Wyeast 1007.
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To me it doesn't look like yeast (although I'm not completely disagreeing with you). It seems too white and glossy. I can't seem to get a perfect picture since the room is sort of dark and the carboy clashes with the camera flash.
Photographing glass is an art form, and the flash doesn't help...static lights are bad enough.

But from the pics provided, it does look like yeast. You can get some gloss from hop oils. The only thing that looks a tad off is the triangular spike in the lower left, but maybe because I haven't had that shape yet. Yeast aren't always predictable. I had a pale ale fermented with Notty that never dropped, and I kept waiting and worrying that something was wrong (left it a month, and just racked between yeast layers, and it tasted great after 3 weeks in the bottle). How does it smell/taste?

edit - my only concern is that you have a lot of head space for secondary.
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But from the pics provided, it does look like yeast. You can get some gloss from hop oils. The only thing that looks a tad off is the triangular spike in the lower left, but maybe because I haven't had that shape yet.
That's the only thing from that photo that might suggest an infection to me. The rest of them though kind of look like normal yeast rafts. If it were me, I'd let it stay in the secondary for a few more weeks to see if it grows anymore.
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whats your terminal gravity at?? If this is an infection you wanna get this sucker away from the mold(esque) stuff on top as quick as possible...
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Wheres the infection? I see nothing but yeast rafts floating on the beer.


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