I just brewed the Hop Hammer (double IPA) recipe from BCS. When I moved the beer into the carboy, cold break, proteins, etc began to drop out. After the heavy stuff dropped out, the liquid had stratified into two distinct layers. I had never seen that before and thought it might have something to do with the ridiculous amount of hop oils in the beer (calculated ~280 IBUs)? Fermentation mixed everything up and I didnt see this again.
After dry hopping (~8oz of pellets), I wanted to cold crash the beer. Last night I set my fridge to 38C (from 70C fermentation temp). This morning I looked at it and saw about one inch of liquid sitting on top of the beer. This liquid was much more clear than the rest of the beer. I have never seen this before. I will be kegging in a few days, and hoping that everything mixes back up in the process, but I definitely thought this was weird. Has anyone else seen this? Are these actually hop oils?
Thanks ahead of time for the help!