Infection???

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szyma1ba

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This is my first batch of beer... A Hefeweizen. I racked to carboy after 8 days and has been in carboy for 4. I have noticed floating white film with bubbles, had gotten bigger since I noticed them but not much, is this sign of infection or something else??ImageUploadedByHome Brew1387506406.548491.jpgImageUploadedByHome Brew1387506416.098406.jpg
 

kharper6

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Can't tell if that is fuzz or bubbles. If it has hair, it's an infection.

If it is just bubbles, don't worry about it.
 

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Infections are usually more random. If it is in a circle pattern, you're probably in the clear. Granted, I've never experienced an infection first hand (knock on wood).
 

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First time jitters are a wall that everyone needs to hurdle over. The same thing happens when a primary doesn't "bubble." The old adage, "The sky is falling! The sky is falling!" comes to mind. What seems to be wrong is usually just a variation on what's normal. Everything is always alright. If it's infected...make a lambic! There is no fail.
 

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Looks good! If you ever see a skin forming on top, then worry. Some left over krausen or some bubbles is normal though. Congrats, you have beer.
 
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