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Old 06-04-2007, 10:01 PM   #11
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Thanks for the encouraging words. I was afraid you would say, toss it out, and start over.



 
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:05 PM   #12
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Thanks for the encouraging words. I was afraid you would say, toss it out, and start over.

We NEVER say that!

But we do say RDWHAHB a lot.


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Old 06-05-2007, 07:49 PM   #13
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If you're sure it's mold (I have my doubts), rack the beer to your bottling bucket and sacrifice a pint or two by avoiding the surface material.

Could be that you just have a long fermenting beer and the krausen continues to sit in a sudsy like state.

I took your advice and left about two pints. Tasted ok....a little astringent. It's a red ale. First time to try or brew one of these, so I'm not sure exactly what the taste is supposed to be like. It was really white and lumpy looking on the top.....did not look good. I'm relaxed, not worried. I didn't have a home brew to enjoy during the process, so I opted for a craft brew from Blanco. How would I know if it was mold?

 
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Old 06-08-2007, 12:57 AM   #14
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I"m no longer relaxed and I am starting to worry.....I checked my bottles this evening. When I tilt them, there is a film or a scum that coats them and a fair amount of white floaties on the top....why is this?? Is it too soon to panic?? I'm used to sediment, sure, but nothing on the top like this. Help me Obi-Beer-Won, you're my only hope! What do I do??

 
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Old 06-08-2007, 01:10 AM   #15
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Taste one. Did you use sugar or Extract to prime? How long in the bottle? What yeast was used?

Are they all like that?

If you taste one and it tases sour or like vinegar then you know what that means.. but if not then....RDWHAHB.
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Old 06-08-2007, 01:13 AM   #16
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Yes, they're all like that. I used priming sugar. In the bottle since Monday, 6/7

 
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Old 06-08-2007, 01:13 AM   #17
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Yes, they're all like that. I used priming sugar. In the bottle since Monday, 6/7
Sorry, yes, tasted ok...a little astrigent, but not "bad"

 
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Old 06-08-2007, 01:15 AM   #18
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Well, open one over the sink. (It might gush on you). Smell it. If it's smell fair to good, taste. If it's good, no worries. If it's bad, well, it's bad. Only way to know for sure!
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Old 06-08-2007, 01:27 AM   #20
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Ok. I'll leave it for a few weeks and check it then. Maybe it will look better (?) The yeast was a dry Windsor. Thanks very, very much....I'll let you know in a few weeks what happened.



 
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