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Old 06-04-2013, 12:20 AM   #1
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Hey y'all. I have a batch of Amber Ale. It's in secondary. First, it had a green apple smell (which dissipated), and now it has these white areas on top.

So...does this look infected to you?

View from the top of the carboy.






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Old 06-04-2013, 12:21 AM   #2
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Are the white spots fuzzy or just bubbley?


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Old 06-04-2013, 12:23 AM   #3
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Looks like mold to me. Is it done? take a sample. If it tastes good and is done, rack from underneath the (suspected by me) mold and it could work out well.

I'm no expert. ;-)
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:31 AM   #4
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Like Surfer said, taste it, you'll know if it's good or bad. And just my 2 cents worth, but that looks like way to much head space for a secondary. The more surface area you have after primary is complete and it's no longer producing Co2, the more O2 is in contact with the beer and the better the chance for oxidation/contamination/mold to develope.

 
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:01 AM   #5
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Just tried it. The taste is similar to how it was before.

The rafts appear to be...gas? I don't get it. I siphoned up some of the white rafts as seen in the picture, and they immediately dissipate into gas.

There is now additional airlock activity, so I have no idea what the hell is going on in there.
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:04 AM   #6
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It's just clusters of tiny bubbles from the co2 off gassing.
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:33 AM   #7
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How long was it in primary before you racked it over.

 
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:34 AM   #8
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what yeast did you use
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:24 PM   #9
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Nugget--3 weeks in the primary. This is the second week in the secondary.

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Old 06-04-2013, 03:31 PM   #10
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I'm just curious - why is it in secondary? Did you dryhop? I don't see any signs of that based on pics. Oh wait - that looks like hop material in the one pic...nm.


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