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Old 11-12-2012, 06:19 AM   #1
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Default Unexpected blooms in secondary

I racked this Porter extract batch off of a robust cake of Wyeast 1187 Ringwood. I thought I had transferred really clean, but in the last few days I have seen little white to off-white blooms on the surface. I have brewed this kit before and not seen this. It was tough to get pix through the bottle and I didn't want to take the stopper out, but these two photos indicate the rough scale and color of the blooms. Advice? ID?

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Old 11-12-2012, 06:34 AM   #2
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I think the yeast just got a bit excited from the racking...doesn't look like any worry.


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Sniff the opening to see what it smells like. If you have a beer-thief take some out to sample. If it tastes good keep going. I had something like this on my last batch of stout in secondary. It was fine so I bottled and it turned out great. Likely these are clumps of yeast that haven't flocculated out yet.
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I get this sometimes when I secondary. I bet if you rock(not shake) just rock the carboy once or twice you'd see it's very small co2 bubbles coming out of suspension.
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Yup, just some CO2 being bumped out and bubbling up on the top, with maybe some yeast rafts or leftover krausen/trub. You're definitely 100% good.
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Yup, just some CO2 being bumped out and bubbling up on the top, with maybe some yeast rafts or leftover krausen/trub. You're definitely 100% good.
Thanks everybody! I noticed last night that the air lock had some pressure in it, so i figure that has to be a good sign. That makes me even happier. Hopefully this will make for hearty carbonation i the bottle.



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