Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > This is disgusting...is this an infection?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-15-2012, 08:07 PM   #1
james138
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Outside of Detroit Rock City, Mi
Posts: 90
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default This is disgusting...is this an infection?

So I almost puked after looking at this. This has been sitting in the primary for 17 days. For the record this is the batch that I wrote about here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/why-...-hobby-344691/
I wasn't able to filter out my hops either.


Click image for larger version

Name:	image-4087981920.jpg
Views:	759
Size:	46.1 KB
ID:	71972


james138 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 08:14 PM   #2
xjmox14x
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Pasadena, MD
Posts: 460
Liked 75 Times on 44 Posts
Likes Given: 70

Default

How does it smell? Sneak a taste from underneath the top layer?


xjmox14x is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 08:14 PM   #3
Pezedorado
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Severna Park, MD
Posts: 67
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

Just looks like a fallen krausen. After 17 days, if the airlock activity is very slow, I would switch to secondary fermenter. RDWHAHB.
Pezedorado is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 08:15 PM   #4
TzeentchPlayer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 168
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 29

Default

Well, first thing, you should taste it. Does it taste good? If it tastes good let it roll.

To me it just looks like yeast floating on top and co2 coming out of solution, hence the bubble like structures.

Edit: See the post in my signature if you want to see what real infections look like!
__________________
You think you have an infection? See what they really look like here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/post...fection-71400/
TzeentchPlayer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 08:23 PM   #5
james138
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Outside of Detroit Rock City, Mi
Posts: 90
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Just tasted it, which I can't believe I did. It tastes very good at first but then it has a bitter after taste. It's an Imp Hef, it's got that Hef flavor but no banana and clove tastes. It smells like all my other batches. I took a sample, the temp was 69 and here is a pic of the reading. The SG is 1083 and the FG is 1020.

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2183479861.jpg
Views:	726
Size:	25.2 KB
ID:	71974

On second smell, I do smell alcohol.
james138 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 08:30 PM   #6
TzeentchPlayer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 168
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 29

Default

If it's bitter, which hops and how much did you use on what boil time schedule?

No clove or banana? What yeast did you use?

1.020 seems like a good FG for an imperial. It may go down a bit more though.
__________________
You think you have an infection? See what they really look like here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/post...fection-71400/
TzeentchPlayer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 08:38 PM   #7
BoomerHarley
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: oakland, ca
Posts: 213
Liked 64 Times on 41 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default

Dude, everything will be fine. Keep in mind, people brewed beer for hundreds of years with no idea how it actually even worked. Let alone sanitation or other techniques that we take for granted. Your beer will be awesome, just have some patience.
BoomerHarley is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 08:41 PM   #8
passedpawn
Waste Allocation Load Lifter - Earth Class
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
passedpawn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: ☼ Clearwater, FL ☼
Posts: 22,044
Liked 4833 Times on 2889 Posts
Likes Given: 4050

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BoomerHarley View Post
Dude, everything will be fine. Keep in mind, people brewed beer for hundreds of years with no idea how it actually even worked. Let alone sanitation or other techniques that we take for granted. Your beer will be awesome, just have some patience.
For most of that time spoiled beer was generally accepted as the norm. Probably we would HATE the beer that was served back then.

Those bubbles don't look good, but they might be normal too. I'd shake them down. If they form again, you're probably gonna need to see a doctor
__________________
- Andrew
passedpawn is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 08:44 PM   #9
james138
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Outside of Detroit Rock City, Mi
Posts: 90
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I used a Wyeast 1036 I think and then a packet of dry yeast that came with the kit.

Should I rack it into the secondary right now?
james138 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 08:51 PM   #10
BierMuncher
...My Junk is Ugly...
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BierMuncher's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 12,337
Liked 705 Times on 400 Posts
Likes Given: 260

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by james138 View Post
I used a Wyeast 1036 I think and then a packet of dry yeast that came with the kit.

Should I rack it into the secondary right now?
There is no 1036 from Wyeast.

Don't rack to a secondary yet. That's a huge beer that is just taking its time finishing up final fermentation. Plus you have a lot of solids in that beer, between a hefe grain bill and the hops... the surface has a lot of tinsel strength... hence those mammoth bubbles.

Give it another week and then rack.


BierMuncher is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools



Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS