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Old 10-31-2008, 09:02 PM   #1
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Default What's all this white junk?

I went to bottle my second batch and found this:



It wasn't there when I took a gravity two days ago, so does anyone know what it could be? Thanks.

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Old 10-31-2008, 09:05 PM   #2
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It may be an infection, did you taste it?


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Old 10-31-2008, 09:14 PM   #3
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Taste would be a good indicator. Looks like it may be acetobacter.
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:24 PM   #4
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Yeah, it tasted just like it has before I noticed this. Also, it smelled funky when I sniffed in the fermenter, but when I took a sample from just under the surface and poured it in a glass, it looked and smelled fine.
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I'd say rack from under it and hope for the best. I still think it is an acetobacter infection though. I wouldn't be surprised if it went sour on you.
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I wouldn't be surprised if it went sour on you.
MMM... sour beer
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I did end up racking it to bottling bucket and bottling today. If there's one thing I've learned from this forum, it's never dump your beer unless you're certain it's bad (verified by continuing as normal, tasting and aging). We'll see how it turns out in a couple weeks.

Edit: Found this in a search for acetobacter. Sounds like my culprit, but we'll see what happens. The area of interest is the Food and Nutrtion section.
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I did end up racking it to bottling bucket and bottling today. If there's one thing I've learned from this forum, it's never dump your beer unless you're certain it's bad (verified by continuing as normal, tasting and aging). We'll see how it turns out in a couple weeks.

Edit: Found this in a search for acetobacter. Sounds like my culprit, but we'll see what happens. The area of interest is the Food and Nutrtion section.
Even better... Just do a google image search.

My entire setup had that infection this summer. It was lame.
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MMM... sour beer
It can be very good! But as my friend learned recently, something like a Scottish 80 plus acetobacter = something sort of like iced tea.
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Do you think any sourness in the beer might be less pronounced since I added apricot extract right before bottling?


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