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Old 05-05-2008, 02:11 AM   #1
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Oct 2007
Santa Barbara
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2nd batch... I bottled my beer 7 days ago and now I have some floating pieces of crud in some of my bottles (not many, maybe 2-3 out of 44 bottles). Will this stuff settle to the bottom with time, or is this a sign of a possible infection?

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Old 05-05-2008, 02:14 AM   #2
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Feb 2008
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It's probably the same type of yeast floaties that you'll find in your fermenter. It should settle out after you give the proper time to prime and then cool it for a few days.

The exception would be if you primed with carb tabs, they tend to leave floaties that won't go away.
Too much too fast to keep track of...

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Old 05-05-2008, 02:50 AM   #3
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Don't feel bad. I have a dos equis clone that has crap floating in it after 3 weeks in the bottle. I just put one in the fridge to test and see if it is anywhere close and if the crap will settle.

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Old 05-05-2008, 02:46 PM   #4
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I had some stuff that looked like hop remnants in one batch floating around, maybe small pieces of stem. Not enough to worry about.

If it is only in 2 or 3 bottles, then you have an experiment on hand. Do a tasting with and without the floaters, see if there is any difference.

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