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Old 12-19-2011, 05:50 AM   #1
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I was just ready to bottle my irish stout from secondary and seen this. I skimmed the spore off and bottled any ways. It also tasted marvelous!! I was just wondering if anyone has seen this.


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Old 12-19-2011, 06:38 AM   #2
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Nice snowy white, just slightly fuzzy mold on food products is often penicillium. I'm no expert though, I don't even know if it can make floating colonies.


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Old 12-19-2011, 07:21 AM   #3
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Hmmm that's what it looked like.. and this was the only floater in the batch.

 
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:47 PM   #4
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Does anyone know if this will effect final outcome??

 
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:16 PM   #5
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Looks like a Romulan warbird circling uranus in search of klingons.

OOHH MAN, I CRACK ME UP SOMETIMES!!!!!!! GOOD ONE HUH?

It'll probably be fine.
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:51 PM   #6
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It looked part romulan! Haha. Thanks

 
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:04 PM   #7
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One of my first few beers had a similar thing grow on it however I did not even see them until I was bottling one went into a bottle.... The brew tasted so go I kept drinking them and finally found the one that went into the bottle.

I used the justification that there is nothing deadly can survive in beer.... don't know if it was right but I drank all the bottles and even the one that I found the mold in (after I skimmed it off)

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Old 12-21-2011, 01:54 AM   #8
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My question is is mold always fuzzy or green?.Because i had a thin white paint like flakey film on a few of mine, I tried to skim them but it was near impossible and was wondering if those could be from mold spores as well, i bottled mine but couldnt get all of it out and alot of them are in the bottle just on top. Ive had them months and havent gotten any gushing, although i notice when i open the bottles the thin somewhat white translucent layer some look like a clear transpernt gell like film on the surface of the bottles, seems to foam up and dissapear.Im a bit afraid of drinking mold really.Not shure if its lacto.

 
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:12 AM   #9
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After you let the bottles sit warm for about 2 or 3 weeks to carbonate, move them all to the fridge. The cold will hopefully stop whatever that is from growing too quickly.... Cheers!

 
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Old 12-23-2011, 05:35 AM   #10
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The mold is all white and fuzzy. Thanks. I also heard I can put the beers in the fridge to stop or slow the growth. Thanks again for the info



 
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