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Old 03-16-2012, 09:53 PM   #1
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Default Pic of fermentation....seen this b4?

Edit- I figured it out....nothing to see here

Probably nothing...and the typical newb freak out....but I've never seen this "formation" before.

This is a highish-gravity "malty" ALE, (using a pacific ale yeast).....OG was around 1070. After 2 weeks, I'm down to 1010. I've just never seen this formation of marble sized balls (really seem pretty round) of kraeusen (?). I'm used to seeing a thick layer of foam/much/sludge....etc. These look more like semi-organized little colonies.

Just curious.


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Old 03-16-2012, 09:59 PM   #2
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Looks like the begining of a lacto infection to me. It looks like little webs connecting the bubbles. But getting a 1.070 down to 1.010 is pretty good. Maybe rack out from under it carefully.


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hows the smell? the taste?
I would say 1070 to 1010 ... go with UnionDr's reccomendation.
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I've had many brews look like that without an infection. How long has is been fermenting? How does it taste?
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19 days in the primary....haven't tasted it yet. I did just pull one of the round things out. Scooped up with a spoon. They're pretty solid....look and feel like slightly shriveled grapes. Like I say, pretty solid little balls.
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19 days in the primary....haven't tasted it yet. I did just pull one of the round things out. Scooped up with a spool. They're pretty solid....look and feel like slightly shriveled grapes. Like I say, pretty solid little balls.
lolz. Sounds like it's got a woody thinkin about getting bottled.
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DERP!!!......oh god, I totally forgot I threw a handful of fresh blueberries in this one. The skins are floating....What a marooon.
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DERP!!!......oh god, I totally forgot I threw a handful of fresh blueberries in this one. The skins are floating....What a marooon.
Oddly enough those do look like blueberries.
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DERP!!!......oh god, I totally forgot I threw a handful of fresh blueberries in this one. The skins are floating....What a marooon.
OMFG!!!! AAAAAAAArrrrgh! The skins are floating...how in God's name could you do that!?
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How drunk were you when you pitched the berries? Lol!


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