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Old 01-08-2010, 01:05 PM   #131
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I would say: Unhygienic brewing environment

It goes for the brewer, the tools, the room, yea pretty much anything that goes in contact with the wort.
You can't prevent the presence of bacteria 100 %, but you have to give them a hard start. If bacteria is the dominant microorganism you'll get a infected beer

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Old 01-08-2010, 04:13 PM   #132
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Scratches in plastic buckets or vinyl tubing that leave places that harbor bacteria and resist sanitation is another common issue.

 
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Old 01-08-2010, 04:33 PM   #133
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What's the most common reason for an infection?
The reason for most of these infections is adding the "infection" on purpose. This is how you produce sour beers. They're made on purpose and very tasty to some people. I enjoy them but have a hard time finding them locally.
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Old 01-08-2010, 07:09 PM   #134
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The reason for most of these infections is adding the "infection" on purpose. This is how you produce sour beers. They're made on purpose and very tasty to some people. I enjoy them but have a hard time finding them locally.
OH REALLY? Gee I never knew that. Derp. lol



But in all seriousness. Have you tried kombucha tea? It is a fermented beverage tea drink. It has a couple different cultures but one in particular is Acetobacter which gives its distinctive vinegary taste.

 
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:28 AM   #135
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Went to check my gravity on my scotch ale today and found this Still tastes great but it appears to have stalled during a temp swing and probably picked up the bugs when the lid was off dealing with krausen EVERYWHERE. Anyone know how bad it may be?

As a note, it went in the fermenter on 12-17

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Old 02-07-2010, 08:07 PM   #136
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this probably isn't infected, i just don't know what it is. i racked it to secondary yesterday and 24 hours later i see this

http://s924.photobucket.com/albums/ad90/Phishead/

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Old 02-15-2010, 09:18 PM   #137
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Hi, is this an infection. My firts beer (stella clone) and it seems to be infected after 2 weeks in primary.
Thanks for any sugestions ?

 
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:41 PM   #138
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Pitimany,
This picture appears normal to me, just a little foam and bubbles. If it starts growing hair, then I would get worried.

BrewHerc.

 
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Old 02-15-2010, 11:45 PM   #139
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Pitimany,
This picture appears normal to me, just a little foam and bubbles. If it starts growing hair, then I would get worried.

BrewHerc.
Agreed, 1 part C - 2 parts O. Its fine.
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:20 AM   #140
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here's a picture of my secondary fermenter. What is this stuff?

http://s484.photobucket.com/albums/rr206/baummer/
I just spotted that in my carboy.

 
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