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Weizen/Weissbier - Infection Or Not?Bill Pierce10-17-10  02:16 pm
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Darel Matthews
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Username: Darel

Post Number: 20
Registered: 07-2003
Posted on Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 05:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this mold on my wit? I think the kicker for me is the 1/2" ring around the edge of the carboy that has nothing there - where the sanitizer would have been on the glass.

Can I rack beer out from underneath the mold and try to save it? Or maybe it's not mold at all?moldy wit?
 

Dan Listermann
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Posted on Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 05:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It appears to me to be fuzzy. It is "probably" not Brett, but who really knows?

Dan

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Darel Matthews
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Posted on Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 06:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would it have a peculiar odor or anything? It smells OK to me. Or would you not get the barnyard aromas until later on?
 

Dan Listermann
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Posted on Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 08:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Years ago, I had a brown fuzzy mold. The beer turned out OK. Your mold appears to be white fuzzy, so I really can't say much about it except that I doubt that it is Brett.

Dan

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Ric Heinz
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Posted on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 02:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

OH CRAP!!!! Here we go again!!!!
Ric
Flatfender Brewing, NW Houston
 

Dan Listermann
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Posted on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 03:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ric, please note my choice of phrasing. I would hope that the "Got'cha Guys" would be satisfied with my opinions if expressed in a less declarative way. I have learned my lesson! Thanks "Guys."

Dan

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Jester
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Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 07:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I had a similar look to my first brew, but a few days later the white stuff turned into larger bubbles... so I was told that it was just small bubbles... and the brew turned out GREAT...!!! So jsut wait and see...
 

Stephen Manchester
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Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 01:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It's hard to see for sure, but it looks like starch clumps to me. I get this a lot on many brews, or sometimes a white film across the entire surface. Mold would completely float on the surface. Some of these lumps look partially submerged like icebergs, which would not be mold.

Can mold grow in alcohol? I have yet to see any.
 

Belly Buster Bob
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Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 02:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've had mold before...actually blue stuff. I set berr to ferment and left town for a 2 months. There was blow off and the mold started in the air lock...or rather on it. You could see how it travelled down the crusty blowoff finally reaching the beer surface. I racked from under and after a long cold condition the beer was awesome
Bellybuster Bob
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Bill Pierce
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Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 02:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Some molds are somewhat alcohol tolerant and can survive in beer. Many molds are benign in terms of their effect on beer flavor.

Of course this assumes we are in fact discussing mold. There is also the rather widely held opinion that the phenomenon depicted above is yeast colonies.
 

Belly Buster Bob
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Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 10:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That 1/2 ring of nothing is caused by the shape of the surface of the beer due to surface tension. The surface is actually slightly concave
Bellybuster Bob
www.bellybuster.netfirms.com
 

Connie
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Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 07:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

deleted after reading on the web site that it fermented 21 days~

(Message edited by connie on October 15, 2010)

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