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Old 10-26-2007, 04:00 AM   #1
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Before bottling I had a white film on the top of my hefe (which i left in the carboy far too long), looked gross, but from seeing pictures on here i tried my best to siphon from under it, and it tasted fine (not that good but I think its from not controlling the temps enough on the hefe yeast) I thought I was good but today I cracked open a bottle to check on carbs and sure enough the white is back, it looks like little white flakes. I am assuming this is an infection of some sort, should i be dumping this? I'm disappointed because this was a split batch with a raspberry hefe and it had the white **** too (not as bad) but i'm assuming it will be in those bottles as well, and it tasted good at bottling...

here is a bad pic of what i see, always floats.



 
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Old 10-26-2007, 06:50 AM   #2
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looks like mold to me. anyone else?


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Old 10-26-2007, 08:31 AM   #3
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Could be little bits of dried yeast. Even if it is mold, that's not as much of a bit deal as bacteria. If it tastes OK go ahead and bottle it.
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Old 10-26-2007, 02:25 PM   #4
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Try it before you dump it! There are no known substances that can live in beer that are harmful to human health, at least not in small quantities.
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Old 10-26-2007, 03:48 PM   #5
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I have had this a number of times and the beer tastes fine.

 
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Old 10-26-2007, 03:50 PM   #6
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I have had this a number of times and the beer tastes fine.

Do you drink the film?

Do you use a straw??


Is mold not harmful?

 
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Old 10-26-2007, 04:09 PM   #7
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Siphon out from underneath it. No it isn't harmful.

 
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:15 PM   #8
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Siphon out from underneath it. No it isn't harmful.

Well I already did that, and then bottled, and now its in the bottles...

 
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:54 PM   #9
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Well I already did that, and then bottled, and now its in the bottles...
If I were you, I'd keep a close eye on the bottles - open one a few times a week at least, to make sure they aren't turning into gushers - because the next step after that is bottle bombs. And look for the telltale white ring around the neck of the bottles. Other than that, drink it if it tastes good.

 
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Old 10-26-2007, 09:31 PM   #10
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I do have the ring, that picture was from one out of a bottle, so I know that they are infected, but they don't seem to be bad tasting, they are nasty looking though....

drink them through a straw maybe??

I don't think I could handle that.



 
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