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Old 01-30-2013, 01:42 AM   #31
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There is a SLIGHT chance that a tad of starsan was possibly left in the carboy but I'm usually very thorough, again always a chance. The aroma is great so I think (hopefully) that I'm going to be OK. This is just a first for me granted 7 brews isn't a large sample size.

 
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:45 AM   #32
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Doesn't look good to me, but I would definitely wait it out to see how/if it spreads.

I would also put the bottles in a Tupperware bin when you bottle. Cleaning up bottle bombs is no fun.

 
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:02 AM   #33
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Doesn't look good to me, but I would definitely wait it out to see how/if it spreads.

I would also put the bottles in a Tupperware bin when you bottle. Cleaning up bottle bombs is no fun.
I didn't know Tupperware was still around! I haven't heard that word for a few years!

 
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:11 AM   #34
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I didn't know Tupperware was still around! I haven't heard that word for a few years!
Rubbermaid, then? Is my old showing?

 
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:24 AM   #35
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Hey all,

I'm not a total newbie as I'm on batch 7 but I'm not well versed either. Making BB Imperial Pale Ale. I sanitized well just as I've always done and in the secondary these white spots of film with very small bubbles have popped up after 2 days, nothing fuzzy like mold though. I'm only concerned as this hasn't happened to me before. Am I going to be OK with this batch or is this one a goner? Sorry for the newbie question, I thank you guys in advance.

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Abedrinkin, dude, That's what I refer to as "White Mold". The spores for that crap are rampant where I brew. It leaves your brew with a smell of dirty jock straps and very musty taste. Drop a PM if you want to know how I avoid this plaque.....

 
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:27 PM   #36
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See, to me, it looks like the film is on the glss, not on the beer. In that case, th white spots are nothing more than CO2/yeast rafts.

OP, I think you are fine. If it still smells and tastes like beer, I say bottle it.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:28 PM   #37
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Just thought to run this by you guys, there were a couple of similar "bubbles" right after I initially transferred, see pic.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:24 PM   #38
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See, to me, it looks like the film is on the glss, not on the beer. In that case, th white spots are nothing more than CO2/yeast rafts.

OP, I think you are fine. If it still smells and tastes like beer, I say bottle it.
I haven't been brewing all that long, but I was a winemaker long before I started brewing (25+ years for wine, only 13 or so for beer).

I've never once seen "white spots" be yeast rafts! Yeast clumpies are not bright white like mold is- they are beige-ish at best. White, and irregular edges like that, almost fuzzy looking, aren't yeast. It's really hard to tell in the picture, though, and maybe it's not white and irregular and growing.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:46 PM   #39
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Now I'm interested to see how this turns out. The film is definitely on the beer, the OP even confirmed that, its a film on the beer. The spots being there right after racking is interesting. Everyone here wants you to keep it, so don't throw it out, give it another week and lets all see what happens. If it is an infection maybe it'll be a good one and you'll get a cool sour IPA......doubtful.
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I haven't been brewing all that long, but I was a winemaker long before I started brewing (25+ years for wine, only 13 or so for beer).

I've never once seen "white spots" be yeast rafts! Yeast clumpies are not bright white like mold is- they are beige-ish at best. White, and irregular edges like that, almost fuzzy looking, aren't yeast. It's really hard to tell in the picture, though, and maybe it's not white and irregular and growing.
Yea, it is hard to tell. I've had mold like that growing on my beer. Gawd that's a downer when I see that. It's usually accompanied by a dankness in the taste and smell.
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