I'm think that I'll keep this thread going for all the interesting stuff I'm finding. Here are some pics from yesterday and tonight:
That looks like mold hyphae
to me. But it is dead and I don't think it came from my beer. It mos likely came from the picnic tap I used to sample
Here I used the 100x oil immersion lens to get to 1000x magnification and used the zoom of the camera to get even closer. Even w/o the blurriness of the camera the 1000x of the microscope is rather blurry. But I don't use that magnification much.
The dregs from a Schneider Weisse bottle. I wanted to see how much live yeast is in there. There seems to be a lot and I'm also culturing it. The yeast is obvious but there is a lot of other very small stuff. I wonder if that is chill haze.
close-up of the same dregs. There were a lot of crystals which might be calcium oxalate. A quick Google search
supports that. This bears the question if Schneider brews with calcium deficient water which is known for causing calcium oxalate precipitation in the bottle.