Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Fungus in beer.
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-10-2012, 06:09 AM   #1
Pdgillis
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3
Default Fungus in beer.

Hey, new to this site but I've been brewing for a while now. I have recently gotten back into brewing after taking a year off and my beer has some popcorn like chunks growing just under the surface near the top. It's in secondary and this is the 3rd week. At first I thought it was krausen but I've done many batches and have not seen anything the likes of this before. The last places I have lived I've always used filtered water but the faucet I have here wont support a water filter so I'm thinking something may have gotten in through the water? Anyone know what this is.


Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	357
Size:	55.4 KB
ID:	87862  
Pdgillis is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 06:10 AM   #2
Pdgillis
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3
Default Popcorn chunks

Here is another photo


Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	345
Size:	38.9 KB
ID:	87863  
Pdgillis is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 06:27 AM   #3
Doctor_Wily
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: , Michigan
Posts: 349
Liked 31 Times on 12 Posts

Default

Pics are kinda hard to see clearly but based on your description it's likely nothing. Yeast rafts, coagulated protein, etc are the likely culprit.

I personally have not had an infected batch yet but I've done a lot of reading about it on here. I read in another thread about the exact thing you are describing. I've also had similar "symptoms" if you will, in a couple of my batches and they've been fine.

Brew on.

Wily
__________________
Primary 1: EMPTY
Primary 2: EMPTY
Bottled: super-lite
Latium Talk- A site dedicated to discussion of Latium cryptocurrency. 5 free Latium coin with sign up!

~~Updated Jul 08 ~~
Doctor_Wily is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 08:00 AM   #4
CityOChampBrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Posts: 655
Liked 59 Times on 49 Posts
Likes Given: 45

Default

You definately have fungus in that beer, seeing as yeast is a fungus. Looks normal from the pics as far as I can tell with all the glare.
__________________
Primary: cabernet sauvignon, El dorado pale
Seconday: Golding abbey, Flanders Red, Cocoa IPA, S.C.A. IPA
Bottled: Golding kolsch, Raspberry Mead, Berlinner Weisse, Caliente Pale ale, Amarillo/Citra wheat
Kegged empty
CityOChampBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 01:08 PM   #5
unionrdr
struggling author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 35,133
Liked 3025 Times on 2607 Posts
Likes Given: 2142

Default

I agree. It's just yeast rafts & coagulated protiens (wet popcorn stuff).
__________________
My sci-fi & home brewing books on amazon-kindle now! New additions coming!
NEW, REVISED EDITION of book one of Time Lords 2034 series now on Amazon Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
My homebrewing book "Tippy Tippy Tappy" on Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
unionrdr is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 01:36 PM   #6
patthebrewer
Manasquan River Brewing LLC
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
patthebrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: , allenwood, nj
Posts: 688
Liked 56 Times on 49 Posts
Likes Given: 141

Default +1

Yeast is a fungus.....I think you were meaning to say mold. However I agree with what was said above.
__________________
Manasquan River Brewing LLC
patthebrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 01:13 AM   #7
Pdgillis
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3
Default Fungus

That's good to know. Ive been using white labs yeast, I usually do partial mash but was looking for something easy to brew to get back into it and have never used the dry yeast that comes with an extract kit. I still haven't seen anything like this before but hey. I'm gunna bottle next week and have a time!
Pdgillis is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 01:40 AM   #8
bacchusmj
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: virginia beach, va
Posts: 206
Liked 11 Times on 5 Posts

Default

yeast rafts. I almost threw out a batch before I realized what they are. Ive had them in at least 4 batches, not a problem.
bacchusmj is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 02:20 AM   #9
bill72080
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 25
Default

Give it a week and they'll turn into little pockets of bubbles I just got finished freaking out that my beer was infected with the same thing lol

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3977736817.jpg
Views:	73
Size:	42.5 KB
ID:	87966

See


Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2178798314.jpg
Views:	184
Size:	32.3 KB
ID:	87965  
bill72080 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's this fungus / disease? tonyolympia Hops Growing 4 09-09-2012 03:02 AM
Sour beer - allergies from fungus? Zippox General Beer Discussion 9 09-04-2012 05:09 PM
Possible fungus in bottle boxofjibboo General Beer Discussion 7 06-26-2012 03:41 PM
There's a Fungus Among Us PeteOz77 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 19 04-09-2008 10:00 PM
Fungus. Orfy General Beer Discussion 3 07-21-2007 06:25 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS