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Old 07-30-2012, 09:55 PM   #1
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It happened- I got my first infection in a 10 gallon batch. It must have been in the yeast or in the system after boil, because both fermenters are filled with phenolic beer. I had a nice jar of harvested WLP001, and enough for both fermenters. I think from now on, I"ll use different yeast in different fermenters "just in case".

It breaks my heart to dump 10 gallons of hopbursted APA- what a waste of time and hops!

And the worst part? I'm just about out of beer, since I haven't had much time to brew lately. I went from having three beers on tap to just the tail end of one keg. I might have to buy commercial beer to get me through this difficult time.

I'm thinking that it's really got to be the harvested yeast- but I'm going to go double check all of my "cold side" stuff before brewing again on Thursday. I'm so mad!!!!!!!
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:57 PM   #2
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???????

chlorophenols suck.

 
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:03 PM   #3
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:09 PM   #4
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sorry for the loss.....thats a lot of beer can chicken

 
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:19 PM   #5
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sorry for the loss.....thats a lot of beer can chicken
It's my first dumper of a 10 gallon batch. It hurts. It hurts bad.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:20 PM   #6
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It's my first dumper of a 10 gallon batch. It hurts. It hurts bad.
Sorry to hear it - those always hurt, even at 5 gallons!
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:22 PM   #7

my condolences on your loss
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aaaa dont feel bad,I have a 60$ prime rib in the oven that will probably turn to carbon after I pass out

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Old 07-30-2012, 10:33 PM   #9
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What is phenolic beer? Im kind of new to this and i would like to know what to look for just in case i got the same issue...

 
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:37 PM   #10
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What is phenolic beer? Im kind of new to this and i would like to know what to look for just in case i got the same issue...
Just remember band-aid. You'll know it when it happens, don't worry.

I'm really careful with saved yeast now. It's one of the reasons (besides basic nerdiness) why I got my microscope and look at the cells. I've had some batches that turned and I think it was the scavenged yeast.
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