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Old 10-25-2011, 07:46 PM   #11
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I wouldn't be worrying about infections. If it was mine I'd cold crash and then bottle or keg asap.


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Old 10-26-2011, 03:15 AM   #12
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Is this a pellicle I see before me? I can't remember what the surface of the beer looked like when I opened it up, but this looks more like krausen to me. It's a beige-ish color and slimy, the same as what's sticking to the sides of the fermenter. I've got it cold-crashing right now and plan to bottle it tomorrow. Anyone think I'm nuts?

What's the worst that could happen? seriously, what could happen?


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Old 01-31-2013, 08:23 PM   #13
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That uncovered lid sounds scary but I would bet on success more than failure. Watch for obvious mold, bad cloudiness or bad smell.

I did have a wild yeast get into a batch while I was dry hopping. I assumed that it was during the dry hop because I had two carboys from the same batch and only dry hopped one. The beer looked great but had a nasty plastic taste. I got into Papazian's book and he mentioned "phenolic" taste or something that tastes like bandaids. That is where the wild yeast theory came from. I can drink it if I am really craving a beer and have nothing else. I've kept a couple of bottles for fellow beer fans to taste and get familiar with what can go wrong.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:27 PM   #14
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I just saw that photo. I want to hear what others say. Does it smell like beer or musty/moldy or rotten? It doesn't look right to me.....The worst that could happen? Never head of anyone getting really sick like with bad lettuce or cantalope.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:28 PM   #15
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It should be fine... over preasure should keep a lot of stuff out and in the olden days they did not have all the same sanitation we do and they made good beer.

BUT..

If you open a bottle or pull some from the keg and you suspect it is going bad... DRINK IT FAST!


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