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Old 05-05-2013, 04:33 AM   #1
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Hi everyone,

We just uncovered an American Amber we've had in secondary to rack it tonight. When we uncovered it we saw this floating on top. I know the pictures don't do them justice but they look like extremely small grains of rice. Can anyone help us identify this? Thanks again for all of your help!
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:42 AM   #2
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It's yeast bubbles.
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:44 AM   #3
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Probably yeast rafts and nothing to worry about. If it smells OK and tastes OK I would not worry. If it smells bad or tastes bad then....

 
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:54 AM   #4
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Yeast bubbles?

 
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:55 AM   #5
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Just yeast rafts and CO2 bubbles. Looks like a nice clean beer.
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:20 PM   #6
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Yeast bubbles (hey, why not add one more voice?).

Look here to see what an infection can look like - that white stuff is an infected beer:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/infected-408900/
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:24 PM   #7
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Yeah,that's just yeast chunks stirred up off the bottom during fermentation. Fermentation causes a convection current in primary,stirring things up till it's done. Most settle out again,some float. Your yeasties left you a floater!
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:32 PM   #8
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Thanks for the quick replies everyone! My wife was a microbiology major and naturally wanted to make sure before we racked it. I'll let her know they are yeast rafts, probably leave the word floater out of it though 😉. It didn't smell bad when I pulled the airlock and I'll report back on taste this afternoon after we rack it. Thanks again and cheers!

 
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:03 PM   #9
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lolz,yeah,being the color it is,leaving floater out might be good in her regard.
Although,since she knows better,it might be funny. always leave'em laughin...
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:31 PM   #10
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looks bad - don't drink it and send to me so i can make sure its bad

That really looks nice! Your in good shape
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