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Yeast Remains or Worse?
« on: March 23, 2014, 05:50:30 AM »
Kegged a batch of ipa yesterday.  There was an island of snotty bubbles in the middle of the wort.  They clinched to the side of the fermenter when I racked.  Now I'm a bit concerned...



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Re: Yeast Remains or Worse?
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2014, 05:57:36 AM »
Looks like a pellicle - but it could be a mold.  I have had it before with a light mold that didn't adversely affect the beer, but the longer it was there, the more likely it will affect the flavor.  If it doesn't taste bad, it was mold I would guess.
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Re: Yeast Remains or Worse?
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2014, 06:08:13 AM »
How does it taste?  That is the key.  If it tastes fine, then it IS fine.  Still, you might want to drink it up within a couple of months, as any infection might take that long to take hold, and of course also take extra special care of sanitation on your next batch, just to be sure.
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Re: Yeast Remains or Worse?
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2014, 06:19:31 AM »
It does seem to taste and smell a touch off - sort of yeasty.  But I have had beers that taste not so great at kegging and then a week or two later are great.  This one is dryhopping for a week and then it will get chilled down.  Will make the call at that point.

I peeked in one of the kegs and the bubbles did not return so hopefully that is a good sign.
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Re: Yeast Remains or Worse?
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2014, 06:31:35 AM »
Keep us informed as to how it progresses.

The hops and yeast might be responsible for the appearance. You might have a beer with excellent had retention on the way.
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Re: Yeast Remains or Worse?
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2014, 07:43:54 AM »
Snotty bubbles? That sounds .... interesting ....
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Re: Yeast Remains or Worse?
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2014, 08:26:35 AM »
Snotty bubbles? That sounds .... interesting ....
One pint of that snotty bubble please.

If it taste fine, keep it cool and consume it in reasonable time.
May be it was just dry hop and yeast reaction.
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Re: Yeast Remains or Worse?
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2014, 08:58:11 AM »
I had a recent batch of porter that kind of looked like that.  I'm calling it a Belgian smoked porter and people love it!  ;)
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Re: Yeast Remains or Worse?
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2014, 09:16:30 AM »
I had a recent batch of porter that kind of looked like that.  I'm calling it a Belgian smoked porter and people love it!  ;)

So not much hope then
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Re: Yeast Remains or Worse?
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2014, 09:25:48 AM »
I had a recent batch of porter that kind of looked like that.  I'm calling it a Belgian smoked porter and people love it!  ;)

So not much hope then

Who knows?  Could be something totally different.  In my case, it's not the beer I wanted, but it's plenty good enough to drink.
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Re: Yeast Remains or Worse?
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2014, 10:58:06 AM »
I've had a LOT of infected beers. no, seriously. I have. None recently though. Thank God! But, when I get that white webbing that has little bubbles forming on the surface that looks like white pond scum I have always attributed that to acetobacter. Others have corrected me and told me that acetobacter never travels alone. Fine. But that's not my point. And, yes, when you rack the "snotty bubbles" (I just love saying that) stick to the side. The only time(s) I have gotten this is when the beer was open to oxygen .... dry air lock, no airlock, buckets that went too long, and once when I added oak chips.

Unlike denny, once I get it in my head that the beer is unintentionally infected I can't enjoy it no matter what it tastes like, because to me it just tastes bad. even when others say they enjoy it.
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Re: Yeast Remains or Worse?
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2014, 12:06:39 PM »
Snotty bubbles? That sounds .... interesting ....
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Re: Yeast Remains or Worse?
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2014, 12:36:32 PM »
Snotty bubbles? That sounds .... interesting ....
Aren't those two of the Powerpuff Girls?
It was actually the working title of Don Ho's big hit, Tiny Bubbles.

I had something that looked like that on some yeast slurry, but it tasted sour right away.
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Re: Yeast Remains or Worse?
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2014, 08:59:57 AM »
verdict not looking good...



doesn't taste bad, but its cloudy and something is definitely off.  very little malt body - tastes thin...
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Re: Yeast Remains or Worse?
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2014, 03:24:38 PM »
Yep, sounds like a bug, unfortunately.  Sourness or astringency are on the way.  Drink it fast before it really goes.
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