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eric dubreuil (66.91.91.188)
Posted on Saturday, March 29, 2003 - 07:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I recently kegged half of my fat tire clone and bottled the other half. The kegged beer was great. After inspection of the bottled beer I noticed that there is white crud floating on top of all of them. Has anyone seen this before? I fear this is some sort of infection. It has been about two weeks since bottling. Thanks
 

Mike Grover (4.62.95.136)
Posted on Sunday, March 30, 2003 - 12:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sounds like an infection. Depending on what it is, it may or may not affect the beer flavor. If every bottle has this stuff, and you are certain that the keg does not, then the source of the infection was probably some of the equipment used when bottling (tubing, racking cane, etc.) and not a problem with a dirty bottle or two. I had a thin film develop on top of a porter that I bottled. Try inverting the bottles, then turn them back upright. In my case, the film basically sank to the bottom of the bottle, never to be seen again. The porter turned out quite good.
 

Walt Fischer (24.221.196.114)
Posted on Sunday, March 30, 2003 - 12:05 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

seen this awhile back..
dont think it effected the flavor at all, but more then likely Mike's right.. some kinda infection.

Drink it n see.. :)

Cant kill ya...;>

Walt
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chumley (216.161.217.81)
Posted on Sunday, March 30, 2003 - 12:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you use primetabs? If so, RDWHAHB. Primetabs tend to float to the top and dissolve there, leaving a coating around the neck.
 

Brandon Dachel (208.44.235.190)
Posted on Sunday, March 30, 2003 - 04:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

> Has anyone seen this before? I fear this is some
> sort of infection.

Open one and find out for yourself. It could be something as simple as yeast.

Then again, it could be a lacto infection. But without having tried it, it's pointless to speculate. You'll know if it's infected by lacto...it'll have a strong sour taste and aroma.
 

Beer_Lifter (66.75.143.130)
Posted on Sunday, March 30, 2003 - 10:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I see this when I prime with DME - sort of a waxy/oily film that floats to the top of the bottle. I saw it once on a batch of apa I brewed with 6-row too. It should go away after a while if that's what it is. It has been explained to me as protein, but I dunno. If it isn't ruined right now, drink 'em fast to be on the safe side. My .02.
 

eric dubreuil (66.91.91.188)
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2003 - 12:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks to all have responded. I have taken your advice. I swirled it around and put it in the fridge overnight. Most of it settled to the bottom. There is only a slight ring around the neck. It tasted fine, but seemed way undercarbonated. It has a smoother flavor thab the beer I kegged. It has been 8 days since bottling and I used DME. Skoal!
 

Doug Pescatore (172.158.187.41)
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2003 - 04:18 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

eric, Did you use Nottingham yeast? I see this with Nottingham all the time. The little yeasties just like to hang around the neck of the bottle.

-Doug
 

eric dubreuil (66.91.91.188)
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2003 - 05:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No I used a white labs yeast. I've never seen this before.
Eric

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