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Offline brewdog86

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porter infection?
« on: May 01, 2011, 06:18:07 pm »
brewed a porter a few weeks ago just moved it to secondary and it looks like there is a fine film on it, my guess infection. is the beer no good ? should i wait it out in secondary which is at 55 degrees? any ideas on if i can save the beer? thanks

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Re: porter infection?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2011, 06:32:07 pm »
How's it taste?  Don't make any assumptions until you taste it.
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Re: porter infection?
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2011, 06:43:52 pm »
How's it taste?  Don't make any assumptions until you taste it.

I agree that you cannot judge a beer simply by looking at it.
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Re: porter infection?
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2011, 09:09:25 pm »
If it tastes ok, rack it(to a keg would be best if you have the equipment) and leave as much of the film behind as possible. Crash chill, carbonate and drink within a reasonable amount of time until it is gone.

Offline brewdog86

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Re: porter infection?
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2011, 06:17:23 pm »
it actually tasted pretty good, its a bells porter clone and the recipie says another 3 weeks in secondary at 55, ... so even if its infected im not gonna die