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Sacramento, CA
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Was making a Baltic Porter. I think there was a leak in the fermenter or popping the lid too early caused something in the closet to jump in. Then this happened.

Posted 34 days ago.
Edited 34 days ago by LargePelican

Charter Member
Birmingham, AL
2480 Posts

Oi.  That looks... frightening.

Posted 34 days ago.

Charter Member
High Point, NC
321 Posts

Makes me want to go check my Baltic in the fermentation chamber. Just ....another....couple....of.....days......Balty......hang in there....

Posted 34 days ago.

Oklahoma City, OK
66 Posts

I'll go ahead and throw in a few pictures from my first infected beer. I was brewing an Orange Vanilla Porter and it picked up a bug when I took a sample the week of bottling. I caught this infection extremely early. You can see it just starting to form the pellicle. I immediately threw it into my fridge in hopes of stopping the infection and it appeared to work. So I did what any other insane home brewer would do... (got on reddit and messaged people) I pitched a packet of Roselare! It's been 3 months since that date and I plan on letting it go close to a year before bottling it. Who knows if it will be any good but I had a spare 5 gallon carboy and didn't feel like wasting the beer!

Infection when I first saw it:

About a month after pitching the Roselare

Posted 34 days ago.

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