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Old 12-26-2012, 02:49 AM   #1
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I racked this a few days ago and have been away from the house, this is the first time I've had an infection in 1.5 years.. Poor sanitisation?


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Old 12-26-2012, 02:57 AM   #2
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Is sanitisation a word?


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Old 12-26-2012, 03:03 AM   #3
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Is sanitisation a word?
In the UK they use S and Z fairly interchangeably compared to the US.


As for the brew, did you sanitize the hop bag and is there a top for the vessel of some kind?
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:11 AM   #4
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fine, sanitation. Yeah I sanitised the hop bag that morning, and there is a bung with an airlock that you can't see in the picture. Last time I used this setup there wasn't a problem
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:16 AM   #5
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Hard to tell from the pic, but that just looks like yeast and hops to me. Give it a week and then taste it.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:22 AM   #6
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Hard to tell from the pic, but that just looks like yeast and hops to me. Give it a week and then taste it.
The big bubbles on the side of the bag look like infection to me. If those weren't there then yeah I would look like yeast to me as well.

 
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:17 AM   #7
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The big bubbles on the side of the bag look like infection to me. If those weren't there then yeah I would look like yeast to me as well.
i concur, there's definitely something sinister in that picture...

 
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:31 AM   #8
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do people even use hop bags in secondary? I might avoid it in the future. As for this batch, it's going down the drain
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:06 AM   #9
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Taste it first. I dont think an infection would spring up that quickly.

Also, I get bubbles like that when i dry hop.. it is the hop oils trapping the co2 bubbles...

Anyways.. Don't assume it is infected! Taste first
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:26 AM   #10
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Taste it first. I dont think an infection would spring up that quickly.

Also, I get bubbles like that when i dry hop.. it is the hop oils trapping the co2 bubbles...

Anyways.. Don't assume it is infected! Taste first
Yes to this!!!

While I agree it doesn't look good, It might not be an infection. I don't use a bag to dry hop, and I use pellets. I've seen some pretty suspect looking bubbles that were not an infection, just hop oils as Inity said.

My suggestion(beyond tasting) is to let the dryhop finish, then pull the bag and see if it gets worse or better.


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