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Old 08-11-2011, 06:27 AM   #1
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Hey folks,

You all have been SUPER helpful in the past and I'm probably concerned over nothing, but I figure I'll bring it to you the experienced brewers for thoughts.

Here's the timeline of the beer:
-My 3rd batch, first two went smoothly and exactly as expected despite a bit of difficulty with temp control.

-This beer is the Coopers Irish stout kit, done with 1kg of DME and a bit of dextrose to bring the SG to 1.05 (I can't find my notes anywhere so I'm working off memory here). Yeast was the included stout yeast.

-I started the kit, after a week I check the SG and it had only moved ~10 points or so, I was concerned it stalled so I repitched with the only yeast I had around, a standard coopers ale yeast.

-Life got in the way and the beer sat in the primary bucket in a swamp cooler (water only, no ice) for ~2 months. I went to bottle tonight and I found a layer of scum on top of the beer I've never seen before. Looked like yeast cake, quite hearty in meat and body and fairly thin.

-Taking Revvy's and everyone else's advice into account I tasted it and it tasted fine (in fact pretty good!), but there were all these floaties in it that were pretty gross for mouth feel wise

-Rather than bottle it ask risk bombs when I have to leave home for a month, I just racked it to a secondary and came this way for advice. As I racked it I noticed a lot of the same scum was built up on the side of the bucket as well.

Sadly I didn't take any pictures of the top scum but the attached pictures of the remnants are a little concerning to me. Yes I know any concern is probably over reacting, but I'd rather be a bit cautious than deal with flying glass everywhere :P

Thanks in advance guys for any thoughts you might have on what this stuff is. (my main thought right now is over pitched yeast from the "stalled" ferment)
-David
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:32 AM   #2
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No.

 
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:14 AM   #3
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:24 AM   #4
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I was really afraid to look at this post, by the title.

If it taste good, it tastes good. Probably fine.

 
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:44 AM   #5
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Thanks guys, I'm glad to have confirmation I was pretty sure it wasn't as it tasted ok.

So what is this sh....er...stuff? And how do I get it out of my beer? Will it just drop out eventually given enough time?

 
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:57 AM   #6
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It's yeast ejaculate. Just try not to get it on your face.

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Old 08-11-2011, 09:40 AM   #7
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It's just trub and yeast and probably some hop particles. No concern.
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:03 AM   #8
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It just looks like you've racked the beer and now need to clean the fermentor.

If there's an infection, there's nothing in these pictures to suggest it!

 
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:03 AM   #9
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I'd be more worried about that it looks a bit pale for a stout.

 
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:20 PM   #10
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looks perfectly normal.
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