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Identify my infection?

Postby octoscott » Thu Jul 23, 2015 17:36

Pretty horrid this one.

No idea where I've went wrong or what the infection could be. Hopefully someone with an eye for this can help me out.

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Re: Identify my infection?

Postby robwalker » Thu Jul 23, 2015 17:39

Are you sure it's an infection? Doesn't look wrong to me really, just yeast crap on the top.
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Re: Identify my infection?

Postby BarnsleyBrewer » Thu Jul 23, 2015 17:44

F*CKING HELL............. :shock: :shock:

Looks pretty bad to me, doesn't look like any yeast head i've ever seen..

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Re: Identify my infection?

Postby BarnsleyBrewer » Thu Jul 23, 2015 17:45

Are you AG or extract?

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Re: Identify my infection?

Postby octoscott » Thu Jul 23, 2015 17:46

BarnsleyBrewer wrote:Are you AG or extract?


AG mate.

That was rehydrated Notty as well...
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Re: Identify my infection?

Postby BarnsleyBrewer » Thu Jul 23, 2015 17:49

How long has it been fermenting?

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Re: Identify my infection?

Postby BarnsleyBrewer » Thu Jul 23, 2015 17:50

I use Nottingham all the time and it's never like that... :scratch:

What do you clean your fermenter with?

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Re: Identify my infection?

Postby octoscott » Thu Jul 23, 2015 17:51

Since it'll be two weeks this Saturday.

It's got a very very unusual taste. I can only identify it as sort of like clay.
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Re: Identify my infection?

Postby octoscott » Thu Jul 23, 2015 17:56

BarnsleyBrewer wrote:I use Nottingham all the time and it's never like that... :scratch:

What do you clean your fermenter with?


I sanitised this time with bleach cause I was out of Star San...

Surely it couldn't have done this? :(
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Re: Identify my infection?

Postby robwalker » Thu Jul 23, 2015 18:07

bleach leaves a TCP taste. I've been there. >.<
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Re: Identify my infection?

Postby octoscott » Thu Jul 23, 2015 18:09

robwalker wrote:bleach leaves a TCP taste. I've been there. >.<


Buggar!
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Re: Identify my infection?

Postby Pjam » Thu Jul 23, 2015 19:00

Never seen anything like that! looks massive infection to me ....... can you bring yourself to smell it, or (god forbid) taste it?
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Re: Identify my infection?

Postby octoscott » Thu Jul 23, 2015 19:08

Pjam wrote:Never seen anything like that! looks massive infection to me ....... can you bring yourself to smell it, or (god forbid) taste it?


It smells and tastes a bit like pva glue :/
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Re: Identify my infection?

Postby supersteve » Thu Jul 23, 2015 19:11

What temperature was your fermentation?
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Re: Identify my infection?

Postby octoscott » Thu Jul 23, 2015 19:21

At about 21C Steve.
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Re: Identify my infection?

Postby graysalchemy » Thu Jul 23, 2015 19:37

That looks like a pretty standard wild yeast infection I get from leaving ig 2 weeks in a primary fv. Had plenty like that over the years.

Chuck it ig sanatise and start again.

Have you got any temp control? Keeping a good constant to not only helps the yeast and fermentation but keeping it nearer 18 helps keeping the bug away.

Finally I recommend using a secondary especially if if has been a rather active or dirty ferment bugs love dried on yeast on the sides of fv and the lids and can then migrate into the beer. If you have no temp control and you gave given the bugs an oportunity to colonise then you are prone to infections.

robwalker wrote:Are you sure it's an infection? Doesn't look wrong to me really, just yeast crap on the top.


Really!!!!!

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Re: Identify my infection?

Postby robwalker » Thu Jul 23, 2015 19:42

whoops, i was on a small screen. looked like a krauzen. maybe not...
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Re: Identify my infection?

Postby octoscott » Thu Jul 23, 2015 19:51

Cheers for the tips greysalchemy.

I usually only have one fermenting at a time so can control the temp alright, but I had a saison on the go so went a bit higher than I usually would for Notty.

Think I'll just cut my loses here and bash it down the drain.
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Re: Identify my infection?

Postby graysalchemy » Thu Jul 23, 2015 19:52

Yes I think that was probably your problem then.

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Re: Identify my infection?

Postby mark1964 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 21:32

looks like cheese down the sink with it sorry

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Re: Identify my infection?

Postby BarnsleyBrewer » Thu Jul 23, 2015 21:34

I always use wine fermenters under airlock and steam the fermenters using no chemicals.

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Re: Identify my infection?

Postby mark1964 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 06:04

nice idea John I wonder if one of those floor steamers would work with the correct attachment ?

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Re: Identify my infection?

Postby graysalchemy » Fri Jul 24, 2015 09:10

I have a domestic steamer which i use though I tend to sanatise first and use steam just before the wort goes in. I also use it for steaming bottles but again I use bleach and rinse first.

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Re: Identify my infection?

Postby BarnsleyBrewer » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:10

mark1964 wrote:nice idea John I wonder if one of those floor steamers would work with the correct attachment ?

Maybe Mark?? I can tell you this though that after five mins of steam whilst at the end of the boil if anything survives and spoils my brew they've earned the right too and I would salute that micro organism. :whistle:

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