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Old 02-01-2013, 01:31 AM   #1
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It looks like a fungal mycelium?
Is it safe to drink? Or shall I give it to the wife?

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Old 02-01-2013, 01:34 AM   #2
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Looks find to me. This is the empty space at the top of the carboy, right?

Colonies left from fallen krausen would be my guess. I won't be worried about it unless it smells or tastes bad.


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Old 02-01-2013, 01:46 AM   #3
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No this is the shoulder of the fermentation bottle, i only started this stout on Monday.
The bit in question is just left of the light reflection.
Sorry my iPad isn't a very good camera.
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Still don't see anything wrong with it.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:49 AM   #5
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Sorry, I read you reply wrong.
It is the empty space at the top.
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Yep, nothing wrong here. That's just the remains of your krausen from when the vigorous fermentation was going on. Totally normal and fine. Enjoy - it looks like it'll be a tasty beer.
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It's brewer's yeast.

It goes a little crazy generating yeasty foam during the most active phase of fermentation (this is called krausen), and leaves that residue behind after the krausen falls back into the beer.
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Thanks guys
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Again, unless it smells like feet or tastes like ass, it's perfectly fine.
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Cheers!!!


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