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Old 10-07-2012, 11:33 PM   #731
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They look like weevils.



 
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:49 PM   #732
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maybe fruit flys....what kind of liquid do you have in that airlock. We have been doing allot of canning over the past couple months and I had some fruit flys in my airlock put they were dead as stones and no infection resulted. Maybe they were stone drunk, I use vodka in my airlock.


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Old 10-08-2012, 12:17 AM   #733
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+ 1 to Vodka usage. I also had issues with those bastards over the summer...lots of them. Managed not to have any infected batches BUT, they were in some of my airlocks. That I use the 3 piece ones is the only difference. You're going to want to get some Apple Cider Vineger, a small bowl, and a SINGLE drop of dish soap. Put a piece of saran wrap over the bowl, cut a slit so that both sides fold inwards a bit - not too much though. I had to do this for about 5 consecutive weeks until I got rid of them all.

 
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:25 AM   #734
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+ 1 to Vodka usage. I also had issues with those bastards over the summer...lots of them. Managed not to have any infected batches BUT, they were in some of my airlocks. That I use the 3 piece ones is the only difference. You're going to want to get some Apple Cider Vineger, a small bowl, and a SINGLE drop of dish soap. Put a piece of saran wrap over the bowl, cut a slit so that both sides fold inwards a bit - not too much though. I had to do this for about 5 consecutive weeks until I got rid of them all.
They are a PITA to get rid of. We used a jar and funnel baited with fruit to trap them. They get in and can't get out, but I like your idea better and will try this next year for sure. The current cold snap has taken care of their little asses.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:31 AM   #735
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Wow, that's a cool looking infection. My condolences, though.

 
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:40 AM   #736
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Some sours I got going from the Wyeast roselare blend.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:23 PM   #737
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agodfrey11: that is exactly what the infection on my stout's small-beer looks like. I have left it in secondary for quite a while now, and am thinking of just letting it be for a while longer and then bottling cork and cage... and putting it away. Right now, I simply can not bring myself to taste it. I have an iron stomach, but a hair trigger gag reflex! LOL!

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Old 10-08-2012, 07:52 PM   #738
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agodfrey11: that is exactly what the infection on my stout's small-beer looks like. I have left it in secondary for quite a while now, and am thinking of just letting it be for a while longer and then bottling cork and cage... and putting it away. Right now, I simply can not bring myself to taste it. I have an iron stomach, but a hair trigger gag reflex! LOL!
Was yours done on purpose? I intentionally added some dregs of a couple of Brett beers and some fermented Flanders red that I had. I couldn't tell you what specifically caused the pellicle but I am waiting for it to drop before I bottle it. You don't want to break it because it forms to keep oxygen out while the bugs do what they need to do. They also say just to leave the carboy alone and don't move it. I've got my sours tucked into a corner and will see what they look like in the spring.

If you got the pellicle while trying to brew a clean beer I would definitely let it go for a year at least before tasting it. After that maybe taste it and see what you think.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:52 PM   #739
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Infected?! Racked to secondary and showed up the next day. Sorry it's blurry
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:41 AM   #740
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Infected?! Racked to secondary and showed up the next day. Sorry it's blurry
Just looks like yeast rafts or floaters, I think your fine but maybe just keep an eye on it.



 
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