The invasion and multiplication of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites that are not normally present within the body of living organisms. Yeast can become infected with a virus, bacteria infected with a phage, Beer and Wine being non-living beverages can only become contaminated. ...

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[wiki] Photo dictionary of things going wrong

Sometimes things don't go so well. Sometimes relaxing and having a homebrew doesn't quite do the trick. Sometimes it's not just going to fix itself. It would be helpful to have some images to compare ...
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What is on top of my wort? Mold? Lacto?

I just opened the top of my scotch ale bucket, and it looks like there's mold inside. The recipe is pretty standard, plus some oak chips soaked in whiskey, in a muslin bag. What is this? Edit: Some ...