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Old 05-28-2008, 12:56 AM   #1
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Default 8 months in secondary and lookin'...uh...

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I brewed up a vanilla porter last August and never really liked the flavor of my little tester tastes, so I sort of kept passing over it in the carboy in favor of bottling beer I had hopes for. Well, the time has come to bottle.

First a comment: It looks like a zit farm. Nasty looking bubbles rising up out of a film of some sort. I may croak if I drink any of it.

Second, a question. How much dry yeast should I add to the bottling bucket? I'm thinking half a pouch should do it. Thoughts? Do zits taste good?


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Old 05-28-2008, 01:04 AM   #2
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First a comment: It looks like a zit farm. Nasty looking bubbles rising up out of a film of some sort. I may croak if I drink any of it.


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Old 05-28-2008, 01:16 AM   #3
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Fair enough. Here's possible infection pron:



I'm thinking CO2 bubbles, but not too sure. There is both vanilla bean and vanilla extract in there the entire time.
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:29 AM   #4
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Wow dude....thats deffinatly something funky....

I had those exact same bubbles on my hefe that turned out to be infected. Surprisingly though it really worked with the hefe, but I've got to drink it quick bc I don't think it's going to last long. Plus, the last one I opened was a gusher..

Taste it before you dump it........
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It was in the back of a closet and forgotten about. The airlock is almost empty, so something could have crawled in.
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have some antibiotics ready.
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I think that stuff on top might BE antibiotics...
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Dude that looks really nasty. I would not drink that unless you sterile filter it. Im not even sure i would drink it after that.
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Don't be a wuss! Rack that beer and have a taste.
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Taste it. It won't hurt you.


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