HBT 2015 Big Giveaway - This is it - Final Weekend to Enter!

Huge Supporting Membership Discounts - 20% Off - Final Weekend!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > is it infected?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-30-2012, 01:16 AM   #1
scottab
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: hawthorne, nj
Posts: 346
Liked 15 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default is it infected?

I brewed a brewers best Kölsch a few weeks ago and bottled on monday or tuesday this week. All the bottles are good and clear except 1 which is slightly cloudy, looks to have a layer of material on the bottom of the bottle and some bubbles/foam at the neck. Is this bottle a goner?
scottab is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2012, 01:38 AM   #2
neovox
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
neovox's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 869
Liked 33 Times on 26 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

Are you sure the "layer of material" isn't just yeast sediment? Kolsch yeast is notoriously slow to fall out. One the other hand, it's totally possible that something in the bottle wasn't clean. Though to say at this point. I'd let it go, but it would likely be the first one I cracked open just in case it had the potential of being a bottle bomb.
__________________

BrewStreams - Homebrewing and Craft Beer News Aggregator
neovox is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2012, 01:59 AM   #3
scottab
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: hawthorne, nj
Posts: 346
Liked 15 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

It could be sediment and it's possible that this was the last beer to be bottled and may have gotten the excess from the bottom of my bucket. all the other bottles are crystal clear. This one also has a very thin ring of foam bubbles at the very top of the fill line where none others have this same issue. It could be something got in between sanitizing and filling but i went straight from the sanitizing to filling. I usually fill all bottles with starsan solution from the bottle bucket, dump starsan into storage gallons, rack then fill.
scottab is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools



Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS