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Old 08-23-2011, 10:17 PM   #401
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My infection. Any ideas on what it is? This is on Ed Wort's Haus Pale Ale.
Looks like Lacto and the other stuff might just be yeast.

 
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:11 AM   #402
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So this is a 3 gallon blonde ale that I fermented in a better bottle that previously had brett B in it. I *thought* that I bleach bombed it, but when I finally decided that I was going to bottle it about 2.5 months into the primary, I looked and saw this:



Fast forward 2 months, and this is what it looks like now (sorry about the white balancing)



The center looks the way it does because I think changes in temperture/pressure in the better bottle was causing suck back of drops of starsan through the airlock and breaking the pellicle.

I'm guessing that this is just brett...but I'm not really sure if that's all that's going on. It's been in the primary since late January, but I don't want to break the pellicle to taste or bottle it...should I? I think I've read that you want the pellicle to "fall" before touching it....but I'm not sure if that's true.

 
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:13 AM   #403
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My infection. Any ideas on what it is? This is on Ed Wort's Haus Pale Ale.

Thats what my lacto looked like except didnt have all the bubbles or i didnt catch the bubbles in the process, just a think paint like layer on top that breaks apart. I would just do your best maybe skim it or rack it carfully avoiding all of it maybe loosing a beer in the process.As long as your finsh gravity is good and taste good or taste ok, just bottle it and keep your eye on them and seperate them from the others, just keep an eye out for that stuff on the surface in your bottles or overcarbonation,then refrigerate them
I was worried i would get a ring around the top or the same film in the bottles, but they actually cleared also as i was worried about how hazy it was during conditiong , but they have cleared and are winning.For now so its been about 3-4 wks with no problems.
No offense but that kinda looks like a toilet bowl that has been neglected right there.

 
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:53 PM   #404
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This is the surprise I found when I went to bottle. I tasted it and it tasted decent. I bottled it. Now I see it's forming in the bottles. I dunno, I'll try one in a bit.

 
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:23 AM   #405
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Old 09-01-2011, 01:01 AM   #406
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Looks like old potato soup

 
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:07 AM   #407
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Looks like old potato soup
Maybe cream of broccoli mmmm

 
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:57 AM   #408
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Maybe cream of broccoli mmmm
Not a soup :-/
15 gallon batch:
21lbs of Pilsen
9lbs of flacked corn
Safelager s23
Boiled 10 gallons in a converted keg for 90 min
Boiled 5 gallons in a SS pot for ?min. I had problems with the second turkey fryer so the 5 gallons sat around in the pot for about an hour till I started to get it to a boil!!
It took about 1 1/2 weeks to finally ferment down to FG and before I keg'd after a total 2 1/2 weeks it had this on top:-/
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:24 PM   #409
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This thread scares the bejeezus out of me. I hope it's just yeast rafts in my secondary right now...

 
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:51 PM   #410
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After a year and a half i finally got my first one. I have a feeling its lacto, i just made a berliner recently and i think it may have cross contaminated. Ahh well. A year and half with none ain't too shabby, it was bound to happen at some point.

I think its just starting. I thought at the beginning it was just yeast floaters, but then it started increasing. Came home yesterday and =(



So now im gonna chuck it and the bottle. Make sure i clean and sanitize everything in my brewhouse just to be safe.

 
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