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Old 05-29-2013, 11:47 AM   #1
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This is my second batch of home brew, I brewed a Hefeweizen style extract, fermented at 22 degrees Celsius for 14 days beer and after bottling it's been two weeks since I bottled and I have noticed a cloudy/milky residue at the top of my bottle attached are some pictures, is this normal and is my beer infected?

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Old 05-29-2013, 11:50 AM   #2
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Looks like a bottle of conditioning beer that needs to sit a little longer. Nothing abnormal, just cloudy cuz the yeast is still going after the priming sugars.


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it's not a barley wine. it's an ale.
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Looks like it might be protiens & the more floury part of the trub to me. No bubbles or anything.
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Looks same as mine do during conditioning!
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I had this same thing on one of my first brews. It was and IPA and it turned out just fine. I wouldn't sweat it!
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Great indicator of impatience, let the beer condition. There are lots of swirlies, sediments and stuff in home brew, especially bottle conditioned.
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This beer is almost certainly infected with some strain of yeast. I prescribe time, followed by rapid chilling, and finally disposal into the stomach of nearby friends and family.

But seriosuly, you are fine, I get this in many brews and they always turn out great. RDWDAHB

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Thanks for your help guys, I was worried there for a bit but you've put my mind at ease.

I guess home brewing will teach me to have patience.
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break out the clorox. open all of your beers and dump 1 tsp in each. that should kill the nasty buggers.

:-) jk it looks fine. all that will settle out once it has finished conditioning. you generally cant see infections (unless you have a really bad mold). you really taste and smell them though...
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you generally cant see infections (unless you have a really bad mold)...
....or wild yeast or bacteria.


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