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Old 06-20-2012, 03:20 AM   #1
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I made my first major blunder the other day. I was racking my wheat beer into the secondary onto some raspberry flavoring, it was about half way done when I realized I don't actually remember using my starsan to clean it out. I remember washing it but that's it. At that point it was to late to do anything so I hoped for the best.

Day 1 in secondary: I pop'ed the airlock to add some of the nutrient that looks like white pellets, SG was a little high when I racked it :P

Day 2 in secondary: I notice some white floaties see below picture. I can't be sure if it's growing or not so I can't tell if it's a bacteria or not.

Day 4: (today) I took pictures :P

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1. What does it look like to you?
2. If it is bacteria is there any way to save it


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Old 06-20-2012, 03:31 AM   #2
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Good start, it seems awesome!


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Whats the smell? I'd let it ride.
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Did you take a gravity reading at the beginning and at secondary? How long on primary? If it was reasonably alcoholic you'r probably ok. The white floaties could be the nutrient. I added cinnamon in secondary not too long ago, it raised up similarly. You may have to wait this one out.
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:46 AM   #5
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What kind of beer is that? It looks like chocolate puddin'.
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:54 AM   #6
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This is only my 3rd beer ever and it was a kit from my LHBS
5 days in the primary
OG was about 1.048 - 1.050
SG before racking was a little over 1.020
A buddy at work was think it was the nutrient as well, so that's what I'm hoping for.
It is also my first wheat beer so it smells a little strange to me anyway lol
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What kind of beer is that? It looks like chocolate puddin'.
Raspberry wheat beer. It's dark in my brew room
Also I think my camera settings were a little off :P
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:19 AM   #8
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Let it go. IF it turns out to be an infection, you can always rack under the pelicle to bottling bucket/keg when it's ready. As long as it's palatable you are golden, nothing in there that can hurt you
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:23 AM   #9
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Awesome thanks, that's reassuring
I was hoping to bottle this weekend but with this problem I might have to wait a week just to see how it goes lol
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Don't rush this too much 5 in primary and 7 in secondary may nitty be long enough. trust your gravity readings.


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