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Old 11-22-2011, 02:18 AM   #501
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It's a Belgian Ale, been fermenting for over a year...airlock was EMPTY..don't ask.

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Old 11-22-2011, 04:01 AM   #502
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Hmm... that one could be relatively normal. I'm not sure, myself. Looks weird, but not "infected" weird in my book. Just like old yeast rafts from a flocculant strain.

 
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:01 AM   #503
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My beer hasn't had these symptoms when I bottled no fungus, stink, or anything of that sort, looked totally normal but I am noticing a slight sourness to my beer three weeks after bottling, I shelved them for three weeks and they spent a couple of days in the fridge..

The beer has a slight sour smell too it, nothing off putting.. it doesn't smell like rotten milk but theres a tang to it that I never experienced before. Perhaps its still green or is it an infection? Its a Stout btw.


 
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:42 PM   #504
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The silt in the bottom of my carboy is dark like mud. I have only seen white looking silt. Is it an infection or is it just the ingredients?

 
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:50 AM   #505
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I just want to say don't worry...If your beer has all the classic signs of contaminated culture but still tastes good then get it in the keg and drink it ASAP.

I worked in a tiny brewery that had one open top fermenter. It was always growing the classic signs of mold and infections. If it was kegged fast and consumed fast there were no problems and everyone lived.

However...some of the kegs had a terrible solvent like smell and taste. Just awful...terrible...but we all lived. This was after a few weeks into the keg.

Believe it or not some customers claimed the contaminated beer served was the best thing they had ever tasted...Others knew right away that it was contaminated with other stuff.

Currently my low gravity beer is sitting in my filthy hobble bedroom and it's looking good. I hope it will continue to be smelling rasin like and spicey for the next few days. Bottling it will be a real chore but so fun.

 
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:38 PM   #506
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This is a belgian wheat beer. I just noticed some orange spots floating up. Im pretty sure it got infected.
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:07 PM   #507
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Is there Orange peel/zest in there? Looks normal to me.
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:37 PM   #508
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I boiled the zest then strained it as I put it into the primary. So its not likely that its zest. I pitched on thursday and the fermentation was intense. It slowed down last night and today this is what I found.

 
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:49 AM   #509
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. . . . Looks normal to me.
Looks normal to me also, how does it taste?
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Old 12-05-2011, 02:58 AM   #510
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grouperdude: Infection- a big NO. Besides an infection that early is an even bigger NO.

 
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