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Old 08-09-2012, 09:36 PM   #11
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What kind of beer is it? A few beers I've brewed, mostly the ones with zest or some spices, have had a film on top that trapped CO2. I always thought it was oils/residuals that trapped the bubbles. All of them have turned out fine!


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Old 08-09-2012, 09:37 PM   #12
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is there a thin, clear, glass-like film?


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Old 08-09-2012, 09:51 PM   #13
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That's good beer right there. Drink it. If you fart alot, well then it's still good
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:01 PM   #14
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I don't see what you're talking about, but the picture quality isn't all that great, so that might be it. I've never seen bubbles like that that turned out to be an infection. IMHO, I think you're safe. If you're scared, you could rack from under the infection and bottle. If it's an aerobic infection, bottling would stop it right in its tracks.
Well, some of the bubbles along the top of the photo look as though they have some opacity to them.

But i agree. Aerobic bacteria die a horrible death in bottles and kegs. They need oxygen to survive.

Just tell everyone it's a farmhouse ale.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:03 PM   #15
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So better to bottle today or cold crashing for clarity fine?
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:03 PM   #16
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Also, this could be an indication that you aren't getting a good enough seal from your bucket lid.
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Old 08-14-2012, 01:43 PM   #17
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4 days know bottles and the couple clear ones look perfectly fine and carbing nicely from the looks of things. May crack knew tonight to see what I got
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:03 PM   #18
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looks fine to me, bottle it up and see what happens
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Looks fine and normal to me. Taste it
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:31 PM   #20
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use your taste buds to decide in these instances. Most of my beers have some sort of film, bubbles, etc. on them. Sure, they may be the beginning of a mild infection...but they taste perfect and we know nothing can live in there that can hurt you.


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