Infection or Yeast Raft

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TBuuck

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No bubbling in the airlock for first three days of fermentation so I investigated... The seal where my airlock goes was torn off on the bottom, likely leaving my brew open for attack. Is this infected or just some floating yeasties?ImageUploadedByHome Brew1391203410.212530.jpg


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These are some big happy chunks of yeast from what I can tell. If there's the slightest gap the CO2 will escape an you won't see bubbling. Only a gravity read will tell ya what's going on! :mug:
 

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Looks like yeast rafts but it's tough to tell. What type of yeast? What temp? Does it smell bad?
 

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Mostly yeast rafts,but there's some whitish stuff around them in the center. no ring around the collar either that would denote fermentation going on. I'd take a gravity reading. What was the wort temp when you pitched the yeast?
 

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Looks like fermentation is mostly over- that's yeast and krausen that just hasn't sunk yet. It may sink, or it may just chill up there. Looks like beer to me!
 
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