Blobby bottle problem .....

Post #1 made 6 years ago
I bottled a Marzen style lagerbier 10 days ago, and when I checked it, there are white blobby bits around the neck. They look almost like tiny bits of wadded paper.

Oh no! I thought, infection! SO I opened one. It didn't gush (maybe foamed just a little), and didn't taste particularly bad, but it wasn't really as carbonated as I thought it should be.

Either it's clumps of yeast hanging around (6.8%abv), or it IS an infection, but maybe a milder one. My big concern is the lack of carbonation. Taste-wise, it's closer to a Hacker Pschorr type Marzen rather than a Lowenbrau, which is fine, but I don't think it'll change much in the next week or so in terms of fizziness.

Any thoughts/suggestions?


Cheers,
G

Post #2 made 6 years ago
Gyro wrote:I bottled a Marzen style lagerbier 10 days ago, and when I checked it, there are white blobby bits around the neck. They look almost like tiny bits of wadded paper.

My big concern is the lack of carbonation. G

Good Day, I believe it's clumps of yeast hanging around, 10 days may be short of full carbonation if, you Bottled Conditioned.
I hope you conditioned around 23C/72F to let it fully carbonated and drop all yeast.

If you Keg Concitioned and carbonated, then Bottled....You may have had a Bottle that had a skin of yeast in it, or if all the Bottles have the clumps, you might have bottle a bit early.

The beer can be very clear at bottleing time and still Carbonate fully.

I hope this helps!
Last edited by joshua on 16 Aug 2012, 02:44, edited 3 times in total.
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Post #3 made 6 years ago
Conditioned in the FV around at least the 70c mark, with the aid of a heating belt for a day or two, and then 2nd week racked to secondary a little cooler (but nowhere near lagering). Used finings the night before bottling too.

Will give it another week or so and will try another bottle....
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