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Old 02-19-2005, 06:43 AM   #1
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This brew is just over a year old, but it has had this 'stuff' floating on the top and on the sides for just about its whole life, I can't tell whether it's yeast or mould...I've just never had yeast behave like this before? None of my other brews has had it happen. The brew itself is a pale ale which is now mega carbonated.






 
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Old 02-19-2005, 05:51 PM   #2
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Could be some sort of infection. I've seen minor infections that are visually weird but don't affect the flavor. I don't think it's yeast.

Maybe post a picture of what you're talking about?
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Old 02-19-2005, 09:24 PM   #3
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Could be some sort of infection. I've seen minor infections that are visually weird but don't affect the flavor. I don't think it's yeast.

Maybe post a picture of what you're talking about?

I think he did, Janx...did you take a hit off of the hemp beer already?

 
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Old 02-20-2005, 02:20 AM   #4
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lol yeah it doesn't smell gross or anything....I'm having a bbq tonight, maybe I should just give one to someone I don't like and see what happens

 
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Old 02-20-2005, 02:29 AM   #5
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Sounds like a good plan....

 
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Old 02-20-2005, 02:40 AM   #6
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Weird. I don't know why the pics didn't load this morning...maybe I didn't give them time...anywho...

I've seen that a bunch. I think it's just chunks of yeast. Some of them get more floaty. Probably nothing to worry about. I've definitely seen stuff that looks just like that in fermenters a lot.
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Old 02-20-2005, 03:34 AM   #7
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I couldn't answer that since I've never seen it in any of my brews. Sorry.

I hope it tastes great. It will counter its looks.

Try one - it won't kill you.

 
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Old 02-20-2005, 01:17 PM   #8
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The only thing I see is that the bottles appear to be twist-off, which in my extremely limited expierence is a definete no....

 
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Old 02-20-2005, 05:54 PM   #9
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The only thing I see is that the bottles appear to be twist-off, which in my extremely limited expierence is a definete no....
True, twist offs should be avoided because it is much harder to get a secure seal. But if the beer is adequately carbonated (I think he said Mega carbonated) that probably means that the seal is allright, I would guess.
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Old 02-21-2005, 02:44 AM   #10
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Oh yeah yep the seals have never been a problem, we've got one of those ritzy bench cappers *thumbs up* I can't imagine using one of those little hammer on things! Yeah I guess it does smell like yeast, and it's not furry or moving or anything!

 
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