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Old 06-26-2013, 10:07 PM   #1
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I've got an irish red that's been sitting in the carboy for a couple weeks, and today I noticed some rather large bubbles. They appear milky/yeasty, but did I grow something I didn't intend to?

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Old 06-26-2013, 10:55 PM   #2
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Picture isn't the best, but it certainly looks like a pellicle to me.



 
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:57 PM   #3
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Similar to this, yeah? I would go look through the pellicle photo thread.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:23 PM   #4
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Similar to that, but no fuzz.

 
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:49 PM   #5
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sometimes it is hard to tell the difference between floating yeast cells and co2 and a pellicle that is just forming...let it ride and see what happens.

 
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:39 PM   #6
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sometimes it is hard to tell the difference between floating yeast cells and co2 and a pellicle that is just forming...let it ride and see what happens.
Yeah, I'm not really sure what's going on now. All of the really big bubbles have popped and there are now just a few medium sized ones forming and popping over the scale of a day or so.

It's a big-ish beer and I was planning on letting it sit for a month anyway. I'll just watch it.

 
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:29 PM   #7
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Yeah, I'm not really sure what's going on now. All of the really big bubbles have popped and there are now just a few medium sized ones forming and popping over the scale of a day or so.

It's a big-ish beer and I was planning on letting it sit for a month anyway. I'll just watch it.
I think that looks normal.

Was this photo within days of your krausen falling?
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:56 PM   #8
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I think that looks normal.

Was this photo within days of your krausen falling?
Yep.

 
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:43 AM   #9
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I'd say that is caused by something other than sacc, but I'm working on my blurry picture infection diagnostic skills, so please report back.


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