New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Dry Hop Film




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-19-2007, 07:26 PM   #1
BigWanker
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 6
Default Dry Hop Film

Hey all, thanks in advance for any advice. On a couple of recent brews, I've experimented with dry hopping. On both of these brews, one an APA the other an IPA, I used Cascade whole hops for the dry hopping. Both of these developed a thin, white, bubbly film on top of the hops. With the APA, I racked the beer out from under neath the hops/film and kegged it. In the keg, it develoved a similar, though not as bad white, bubbly film. I decided to force carb it and see how it tasted. It was great. One of the better brews that I've made. The IPA has a similar film. I've also racked it to a keg. It also tasted great. I have not had a chance to check it yet as this was just last night. I'm just wondering if anyone else has seen this and if it is anything to worry about. Brews before this did not have this and the 2-3 brews since this have not had this. Thanks again!



__________________
BigWanker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-19-2007, 10:25 PM   #2
LS_Grimmy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
LS_Grimmy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Cold Lake , Alberta
Posts: 297
Liked 3 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Yes actually funny you should mention that because I just made a batch 2 days ago, and although I didn't dry hop I did add late hop additions and right now I have a nice bubbly white film on the top which I'm hoping will drop. I'll let ya know what happens but I think sometime in the secondary will clear it right up.

I'm not sure exactly why this happened but I did make a few changes including using starsan for the first time as well as using irish miss in the flake form instead of the pellet form.

Either way I'm sure it will clear up



__________________
LS Grimmy

My Web Site:
www.grimmysbeer.com

LS_Grimmy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2007, 12:53 AM   #3
BigWanker
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 6
Default

Just to clarify a bit, I noticed this after it had been in the secondary for 2 weeks and I have not changed my methods any. I try to be diligent about sanitation.

Thanks.

-BW

__________________
BigWanker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2007, 01:37 AM   #4
tbulger
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: MA, NH
Posts: 419
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Funny you say this, i had the same issue start in my brewery. it first happened with an ipa that had dry hops. I thought it was from the muslin bag. I gave all of my equipment a good long soak in some extra strength star san, replaced my siphon tubing and it apeared again in my seconday without the dry hops. I kegged and have been drinking the Ipa and it is delicious. I am going to soak all my stuff in bleach this weekend to see if i get this stuff to stop.

__________________

primaries: BRown Ale
secondaries: Rye IPA
Bottled: IPA, Pigs ear brown clone, stovepipe porter, German Alt, Oktober fest ale, Smoked IPA, failed pale ale, 1st AG ESB, belgian wit, Ipa#2, , Lake wheat, fish Red ale, Smoked wheat,
KEGS: blonde Nugs , Sugar pale light, chin nook ale (gone in 1 week)

tbulger is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2007, 02:39 PM   #5
BigWanker
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 6
Default

I initially thought it was from my hops bag in the APA as well so I didn't use one for the IPA. I just dumped the hops in and it developed again. It only seems to appear for me when I dry hop.

-BW

__________________
BigWanker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2007, 04:41 PM   #6
WOP31
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
WOP31's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,332
Liked 8 Times on 4 Posts

Default

It is probably krausen forming in the secondary, just from yeast being kicked up again, hapens sometimes. and how dow you know it is happening in the keg? you should just leave it closed once it is all sealed up, to avoind contamination, IMO.

Cheers

__________________
"Yes, I am a pirate two hundred years too late. The cannons don't thunder there's nothin' to plunder,
I'm an [under] forty victim of fate, Arriving too late, arriving too late."
-Jimmy Buffet
WOP31 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2007, 05:27 PM   #7
dj_van_gilder
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Garland Texas
Posts: 85
Default

I have heard of this from other brewers and experianced myself during dry hopping. I never noticed any detriment to taste.

__________________
dj_van_gilder is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2007, 07:56 PM   #8
BigWanker
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 6
Default

OK. That's kind of what I was thinking. It just looked weird and I was curious about it. And wop31 you're probably right about the keg, but I just wanted to see if the film was still there. Thanks for the input everyone.

-BW



__________________
BigWanker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Film!?!?! D-U-K-E Bottling/Kegging 11 08-23-2010 04:03 PM
Star San Film on Everything holjim Equipment/Sanitation 3 07-26-2009 04:49 PM
Film on beer? Dougan General Beer Discussion 9 01-12-2009 02:27 AM
Dry film on top of my lager Dave the Brewer Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 02-15-2008 11:20 PM
Film? nfrayer All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 4 10-12-2007 03:11 PM