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Old 08-08-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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Default Secondary fermenter HELP !!!

Just racked my saison beer into secondary yesterday and about 24 h later i return to see the glass carboy and notice that the beer has sedimented alot to the bottom but there are little white spots on the top of the liquid is this normal ??


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Old 08-08-2012, 08:06 PM   #2
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Relax, it's most likely yeast. You're good!


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Old 08-08-2012, 08:41 PM   #3
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Some if the stuff looks like clear spit an the rest is tiny white balls....
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:50 PM   #4
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:05 PM   #5
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:09 PM   #6
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are they moving, or still? What's it smell like? Sour? *Could* be beginning of an infection. Why are you in secondary? To dry-hop? If you secondaried just because, I'd cold-crash it right away and if you still want to age, age it cold. That way the infection can't continue...if that's what it is.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:14 PM   #7
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are they moving, or still? What's it smell like? Sour? *Could* be beginning of an infection. Why are you in secondary? To dry-hop? If you secondaried just because, I'd cold-crash it right away and if you still want to age, age it cold. That way the infection can't continue...if that's what it is.
My kegs aren't ready till saturday can i put the carboy in the kegerator ?
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My kegs aren't ready till saturday can i put the carboy in the kegerator ?
Yep. How did the sample taste and/or how does the beer smell right now?

If you're going to age it before drinking, leave the secondary in the kegerator until the aging is done...don't risk another chance to introduce infection by racking again so soon.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:37 PM   #9
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I seriously doubt it's an infection. It's probably CO2 bubbles. That's what every beer I've every secondaried looks like.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:42 PM   #10
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I just put my carboy into the kegerator, the only reason i'm doing a secondary is because I don't want sediments in my keg... If I rack from primary to keg and age in keg then I have to cut my rod in the keg because all the crap will be pumped out when I pour... And also from primary to keg gives unclear beer right because the gas is allways distirbing the sediment ?


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