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Offline xdknjx

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contamination after bottling
« on: July 30, 2011, 08:33:13 pm »
So it's been 1 week since I bottle an american wheat. I looked at some of my bottles and after I invert them, I see some yeast dregs but there also looks like there's a small strain/tail that doesn't dissolve into the beer. I didn't notice this during the bottling process. This is my first batch ever so i'm not sure what to expect, and I was wondering what a contamination would look like? The only thing that I can think as a possible source of contamination during the process is drying off the sanitized bottles on newspaper. Thanks!

Offline dannyjed

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Re: contamination after bottling
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2011, 08:37:32 am »
It'll be fine. That's probably the yeast still doing their thing with the priming sugar.  An infection would appear near the top of the beer level and possibly leaving a ring that sticks to the inside of the bottle.  Wait another week and enjoy.
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Offline Jimmy K

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Re: contamination after bottling
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2011, 04:14:15 pm »
Don't worry too much. Other than a ring around the neck of the bottle, there is not much you can diagnose by looking through the bottle.
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