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Offline eaholljr

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beer contamintaion
« on: November 06, 2009, 11:31:48 AM »
Hello all!

I have a question about beer contaimintation:

How can you tell visually when your beer is contaminated. I'd like to know from primary, secondary, bottles, and kegs. If anyone has pictures of this, that would be a GREAT visual! Thx!

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Re: beer contamintaion
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2009, 12:27:12 PM »


This one was done intentionally (see my mango beer recipe)
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Re: beer contamintaion
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2009, 03:35:49 PM »
A big clue is that the beer is cloudy, but it's not chill haze or yeast.

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Re: beer contamintaion
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2009, 08:53:59 PM »
The reason I am asking this is because I have NEVER had this happen to me yet.  Does mold look like mold (bread mold)? I just need some close ups pix or illustrations to give me an idea. I'd hate to work so hard at something and loose it all to contamination.

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Re: beer contamintaion
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2009, 09:41:49 PM »
This is a good sign of an infection.  It was a stored yeast sample that accidentally got left out of the fridge.  The same thing hit my pear cider when, due to a set of unfortunate circumstances, I had to neglect for a month.  It is probably acetobacter from fruit flies.

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Re: beer contamintaion
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2009, 12:17:37 AM »
That's what I'm talking about! Thx!

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Re: beer contamination
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2009, 08:23:54 AM »
But, just because your beer may look ok, doesn't mean it isn't contaminated.
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