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Old 06-08-2012, 12:35 PM   #1
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I have been brewing twice a month for seven years and have never seen big silky bubble like this on top of my beer after fermentation. Is this a lactobacillus infection?


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Old 06-08-2012, 12:44 PM   #2
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Looks like yeast islands and Co2 bubbles to me.


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Old 06-08-2012, 12:50 PM   #3
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Goodness I hope that's all it is.
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As a frame of reference those big bubbles in the middle are the size of marbles and golf balls. They have just been sitting their for 3 days now.
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anyone else have bubbles like this?
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:38 PM   #6
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As a frame of reference those big bubbles in the middle are the size of marbles and golf balls. They have just been sitting their for 3 days now.
Big bubbles are bad. Still, that picture looks normal. Maybe another pic would help.
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Dude, we don't need any more pictures. That's just CO2. Just totally normal bubbles. I'd almost be more concerned if my beer was totally smooth on top. You'll KNOW when it's infected. Go read THIS THREAD and then come back and tell us what you think.
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Eric,
Hope those turn out to be friendly bubbles. Whenever you get a chance, I would love directions for that keezer. No hurry. Thanks.
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