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I've been brewing for 3 years, and I've never seen this in my bottles before. What do you guys think?

It tastes fine. It's a little funky, but I expected that with a saison.

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It's hard to tell with the brown glass. From what I can tell, it looks white and it's floating on top. When I disturb it, sediment (looks like yeast particles) falls down.
 
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It's ten days in the bottle if that makes any difference
 
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I'll try to get a better picture today.
 

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It's hard to tell with the brown glass. From what I can tell, it looks white and it's floating on top. When I disturb it, sediment (looks like yeast particles) falls down.
that could be a pellicle, or not.

have you ever brewed with brett? maybe some brett got in there...

in the end, the only thing that matters is taste. if it tastes good, don't worry about it.
 
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I've never brewed with Brett. It tastes fine now, but like I said it's only 10 days in the bottle. I'm not so much worried about the infection, I'm more worried about bottle bombs.
 

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Here's a better picture.
Have you poured some beer form the bottle pictured? If not that is too much head space.
Pour one of the beers in a sanitized pilsner glass. Cover with sanitized foil and let it sit away from strong light for a few days. If it is infected a strong pellicle will form across the surface.
 
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Have you poured some beer form the bottle pictured? If not that is too much head space.
Pour one of the beers in a sanitized pilsner glass. Cover with sanitized foil and let it sit away from strong light for a few days. If it is infected a strong pellicle will form across the surface.
No, it's a bomber, so it has more head space. It was easier to see in the bombers. I'll definitely try what you said. Thanks for the tip.
 

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if you're worried about bottle bombs, be sure to open a bottle on a regular basis. while they're still carbing up i would open one every few days, after 3 weeks you can taper off to once a week.

if you notice that the carbonation is increasing and you're almost getting gushers, it's time to either refrigerate the bottles or drink them quickly.
 

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No, it's a bomber, so it has more head space. It was easier to see in the bombers. I'll definitely try what you said. Thanks for the tip.
How do you fill your bottles? A bottling wand will leave the appropriate head space in bottles of any volume.
Just a thought because to much head space can cause some oxidation before the beer is fully carbed.
 
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How do you fill your bottles? A bottling wand will leave the appropriate head space in bottles of any volume.
Just a thought because to much head space can cause some oxidation before the beer is fully carbed.
I use a bottle wand. Fill to the top, then pull the wand out.
 
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