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Old 03-13-2013, 02:21 AM   #11
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It doesn't " look" like a pellicle though. I had the same happen to my last two stouts? Did u use lactose or maltodextrin?
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:43 PM   #12
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Aww. That's starting to look like it now. Have you gone through the pellicle pix yet? Mine looked similar but wasn't infected, at least if it was it didn't taste or smell it. When I compared it to the awesome pellicle pix thread I was a little relieved. It never had a krausen, just that ugly bubble film.


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Old 03-13-2013, 06:57 PM   #13
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I took a couple pictures with 40x magnification with as steady of a hand as I could with my Droid Razr. Sorry for the lack of clarity and lighting. As someone that's completely new to this I'm just stumbling forward. In the pic I can see several rounder microbes which I assume is the healthy yeast? and a bunch of the longer tubular shaped microbes I'm thinking may be Lactos? I forgot my kid had a microscope so I hope this helps.

I don't mind riding it out for a sour beer. I think that would be interesting but would It hurt to re-pitch yeast? I used US-05 on this batch which I washed the yeast. My FG should be at 1.011 and its at 1.027 and holding.
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:17 AM   #14
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I checked the yeast I took from the primary and It was clean. Since I have a choice to wait it out or dump it, I decided to rack it into a bottling bucket and cleaned the carboy and transferred it back. The beer smells great but does have a bit of a sour aftertaste. I figured if I was going to let it sit longer, I'd take it off the trub and I then repitched hydrated us-05 which is what I used from the start. The gravity has been sitting at 1.027 and since repitching, it has started bubbling again.

Question is, how long should I let it sit in the carboy? or should I put it in a keg to store it for 8 months to a year?
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Repitching might help, if it is infected only because the sacc would out live any lacto or pedio. But that should already be there. I like your attitude on stickin it out. Way to go but for my best bet, it turns out fine. Let us know


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