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Old 05-26-2012, 04:13 PM   #1
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I am doing an open fermentation in a Saison I am making. I have done several open fementations and never had this problem before. There are 2 white spots(about the size of a quarter) on the Krausen that are slowly getting larger. I am assuming that I have a bacterial infection but I'm not sure. Should I just scoop them out?


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Old 05-26-2012, 04:18 PM   #2
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I am doing an open fermentation in a Saison I am making. I have done several open fementations and never had this problem before. There are 2 white spots(about the size of a quarter) on the Krausen that are slowly getting larger. I am assuming that I have a bacterial infection but I'm not sure. Should I just scoop them out?
Sanitize your spoon well and in my opinion it is worth a try even if it is not an infection. Be careful to get well under the spots so that you don't disturb them.
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:21 PM   #3
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I agree.

I had a perfectly good stout ruined by some vanilla bean that had a hidden invader of some kind.

Do what you can to keep the spots from mixing or breaking apart. Like using a really large spoon.
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