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Old 11-07-2013, 03:41 AM   #1
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Default Yeast raft or infection

It's not fuzzy just a large slick in my secondary after a few weeks

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Old 11-07-2013, 03:58 AM   #2
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Maybe someone else can second or nix this, but I'd try agitating it a bit and see what happens. If it stays together I'd side with mold, if it breaks up, then bubbles...
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:19 AM   #3
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:21 AM   #4
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There definitely not just bubbles
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:38 AM   #5
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Looks like some sort of aerobic bacteria infection. The problem here is that there is too much headspace in the secondary. It should be filled up to the neck of the bottle.

Luckily it doesn't look too bad, you caught it early, and the solution is pretty simple; Rack out from underneath the pellicle, add some sulfites if that's you thing, and then bottle or age longer in an appropriately sized carboy.
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:29 PM   #6
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Looks like some sort of aerobic bacteria infection. The problem here is that there is too much headspace in the secondary. It should be filled up to the neck of the bottle.

Luckily it doesn't look too bad, you caught it early, and the solution is pretty simple; Rack out from underneath the pellicle, add some sulfites if that's you thing, and then bottle or age longer in an appropriately sized carboy.
That's what I was going to say- it's important to top up. A jug/carboy not topped up is susceptible not only to infection (due to the oxygen in the headspace) but also to oxidation (again, due to the air/oxygen in the headspace).
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I usually try and top up but after I racked to secondary I lost more than I anticipated resulting in too much head space , now for the real kicker . When I pulled this jug out of the case of jugs that all my one gallon jugs are stored in it got caught and jarred it pretty bad breaking up that raft .....now what
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I usually try and top up but after I racked to secondary I lost more than I anticipated resulting in too much head space , now for the real kicker . When I pulled this jug out of the case of jugs that all my one gallon jugs are stored in it got caught and jarred it pretty bad breaking up that raft .....now what
It'll reform.

I'd still rack, to a smaller vessel, with 1 crushed tablet per gallon (or a whole one if that's less than a gallon).
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It's a one gallon jug I can't rack any smaller I will just bottle tonight
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Just drink it, stick it in the fridge and after it gets chilled start drinking, if you bottle it infected its just going to keep growing. Enjoy it now. WVMJ
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