Eruption in fermenter

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  1. Conservidave

    Conservidave New Member

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    This is the same batch of beer that i posted with no activity for two days. Four days after i pitched yeast and had a gravity of 1.012 wednesday, i come home from work thursday and find the air lock full of what looks like yeast and trub with the same splashed on top of the fermenter lid. I have used US-05 in many of my beers
    and it usually finishes in 3-4 days but i've never seen anything like this. Im fearing i have a wild yeast infection or worse, bacteria. Any thoughts.......?

    Dave,
     
  2. LarryBrewer

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    Smell it first, and if it is okay taste it. You are probably fine.

    If it tastes like vinegar it is acetobacter, which converts alcohol to acetic acid (vinegar), but I kind of doubt it. I bet it smells fresh and bready, which is what the yeast should taste like. RDWHAHB!
     
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    The Brew Mentor Well-Known Member

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    Warm it up to about 70° and give it a swirl.
    Walk away for a week and then it'll be ready to bottle.
    I'm sure your beer is fine.
    Yeast has a way of taking care of things. :)
    Brian
     

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