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Old 07-23-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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Hello HBT!!

Please take a look at this photo and give your opinion whether it not you think this batch is infected. I pitched with White Labs London Ale and noticed that the yeast was very chunky, like cottage cheese.

Beer smells great...but I wasn't expecting to see yeast on top and different colors.


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All opinions are welcome!

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Old 07-23-2012, 07:50 PM   #2
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Yep, drink at your own risk!


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Old 07-23-2012, 07:51 PM   #3
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Burn it and throw it in the river.
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:51 PM   #4
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That is a very clumpy yeast, so that part is fine. But that white stuff is troublesome. I'd rack from under that white stuff and leave it all behind and keep an eye on it. I'd make sure to put it in a smaller carboy and reduce headspace, since so many molds and infections require oxygen to grow.
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yup - that's mold.

try to save the word under the chunks - but you've got something bad going there.
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:11 PM   #6
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I figured as much. I have racked and bottled because the wort smelled so good. I don't think I'll risk my health by drinking it.

Should I bleach the primary and secondary to kill all of the mold? I know it's not a typical sterilization technique, but I want to be sure to kill all of the mold.

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I figured as much. I have racked and bottled because the wort smelled so good. I don't think I'll risk my health by drinking it.

Should I bleach the primary and secondary to kill all of the mold? I know it's not a typical sterilization technique, but I want to be sure to kill all of the mold.

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Looks like you're using a plastic bucket. Why not just buy another one?
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:25 PM   #8
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Looks like you're using a plastic bucket. Why not just buy another one?
Yup, if it were me I'd be buying new equipment too.
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:47 PM   #9
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I don't see anything wrong with heavily bleach bombing it but I've never dealt with an accidental infection or mold issue before.


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