This is my first time brewing a batch of beer. At the top of each bottle there is a tiny amount of little while floaty things. The rest is super clear.

I've tried to get a photo of the floaties, there's a big one in the center with a couple tiny ones to the left of it.

There doesn't appear to be a white film on top, more just a bunch of little white "fibres".

Every bottle looks like this so my big Q, can/should I drink it if it smells/tastes ok?

It was made from this kit http://www.muntonshomebrew.com/premium-pilsner/ with a handful of hops added in.


sweet floaties

  • How did you sanitize your bottles? How fermentation went, what ABV / gravity it had at the end? How (and how long) you were lagering it?
    – Mołot
    Mar 4, 2016 at 9:49

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Looks fungal (mold) to me. Could be from poor bottle sanitation or too much head space.

Were these bottle conditioned? If so I could just be floculant yeast.

Whatever it is, it's unlikely to be harmful for consumption.


Looks like it could be live yeast still eating was your fermentation complete before you bottled if it was complete.then it could be a bad batch or the bottles may not been sanitized completely..

  • Pretty confident that the bottles were well sanitized. I'm wondering if it wasn't quite fermented when I bottled it. Ended up having a try last night and it tastes all right. No one went blind and everyone got a lil drunk so must be ok.
    – Marklar
    Mar 6, 2016 at 6:09

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