malolactic ferment in beer?

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Is it possible to have a malolactic ferment in beer?  I thought my beer was
done fermenting even though it had been a slow and with minor activity.  It
took over three weeks in my cool (65-+) basement and showed no change in
the s.g. for several days.  I brought it upstairs to bottle and noticed
slight effervescence.  I didn't bottle that day and have been waiting for
the tiny bubbles to stop for over a week now.  When I first brought it up
to bottle it looked great and tasted and smelled fine but actually produced
some foam (head) when I emptied my wine thief into my hydrometer tube.

Re: malolactic ferment in beer?


Pat Kennedy wrote on 8/10/2006 2:48 AM:
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What type of beer is it, and what yeast did you use. What were your OG
and FG readings?

Jim

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Pat Kennedy wrote:
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All you're seeing is CO2 outgassing, not fermentation.  Cold beer holds
more CO2 than warm beer, so when you brought it upstairs it started
warming up and releasing CO2.

    ---------->Denny
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Life begins at 60...1.060, that is.

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Thanks for the reply!
I thought of that originally, but like I said I waited over a week (two
weeks now) for the bubbles to stop.

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