Anyone seen this in there carboy? (w/pic)

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So I have never seen this before. I'm not worried though, it's just yeasties. Just wondering if anyone else has seen something similar.

It's an Oktoberfest lager with Wyeast #2308. Been at 52 degrees for 2 weeks now.

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Is it green like I'm seeing it? This would lead me to believe... algae!

Gotta say, this one looks suspicious to me.

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I would doubt it's algae, at least any of the common kinds (e.g. something like the kind you get in aquariums), as they thrive by sunlight. He's got it in a fridge.

Maybe there are some chemotropic algae that can grow in wort though...
 
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Is it green like I'm seeing it? This would lead me to believe... algae!

Gotta say, this one looks suspicious to me.

M_C
It's not green, it's sort of the same color as the yeast cake. I'll take some better pics when I get home from work. That pic is from my phone.

It didn't bother me at first, but after reading the comments I'm getting worried! :confused:
 

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Have you smelled it? Maybe a good sniff test could give you a better idea.
 

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Krausen fell and drifted to the warmer side of the carboy? I don't know if that's at all possible, just a guess.
 

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I did an oktoberfest yeast from White Labs earlier this year and it def clung to the sides quite a bit more then I'm used to. I had a glass carboy and it was pretty coated, maybe not to that extent but I thought it was odd at the time. It took 2nd place in the European Amber Lager at the Oregon State fair so I guess it turned out pretty good!
 

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Not being able to see this type of stuff is one of the cons of using buckets.
 
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Krausen fell and drifted to the warmer side of the carboy? I don't know if that's at all possible, just a guess.
I think that's exactly what it is. I spun it around just now and the other side looks perfectly normal.
 

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Did you use Whirlfloc? Mine does some interesting clumping in the beginning but usually it starts to look more normal as the yeast get going. Never done a lager with it before, so I'm not sure how it would look.
 

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yeast gets goofy... looks like clinging yeast to me. i've seen it look like icebergs, rafts, balls, dust, etc.... i have a lambic in a glass carboy that looks like has been infected with jellyfish right now.
 
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It's not green, it's sort of the same color as the yeast cake. I'll take some better pics when I get home from work. That pic is from my phone.

It didn't bother me at first, but after reading the comments I'm getting worried! :confused:
Then it's probably fine. The green color I'm seeing is very odd, that's why I said that. if it's tan/light-brown, then it's the yeast being attracted to one side. Could be static electricity, too.

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