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Old 01-29-2013, 11:12 PM   #1
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Hey all,

I'm not a total newbie as I'm on batch 7 but I'm not well versed either. Making BB Imperial Pale Ale. I sanitized well just as I've always done and in the secondary these white spots of film with very small bubbles have popped up after 2 days, nothing fuzzy like mold though. I'm only concerned as this hasn't happened to me before. Am I going to be OK with this batch or is this one a goner? Sorry for the newbie question, I thank you guys in advance.

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Old 01-29-2013, 11:12 PM   #2
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Looks like CO2


I could be wrong though. I ferment in buckets so I never see stuff like this

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Old 01-29-2013, 11:19 PM   #3
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Looks fine to me. Very large bubbles, fuzz, moonscapes - those would make me worry. This looks fine.

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Looks like the start of an infection to me with the film on top of the beer.

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I saw the film as well but could not tell for sure.

Have you tasted it yet

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Looks like the start of an infection to me with the film on top of the beer.
Definitely! It's not normal, and it's an infection of some sort starting. It looks like a lot of headspace, but I don't see any krausen ring. Is it in a "new" carboy ('secondary') with too much headspace? That is what it looks like.

Edit- I see it's in a "secondary" (clearing vessel). There's a lot of headspace, and it looks like you've picked up some infection as a result of the racking and large amount of headspace.
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The more I look at it though it kind of looks like the "film" might be outside the carboy. I really cannot tell for sure

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Suggestions as to how to salvage it?

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I did taste before racking and it tasted like an un carbonated IPA

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I would trust Yooper when it comes to the realm of infections. Wow that was weird saying that

Just because my glass is half full I would try and wipe the top of the carboy off just to see if that film is on the carboy or not. Not knowing how long it was in the fermenter I am hoping you racked it to soon and it is just finishing up

But I am going to have to say my glass is always half full but if I had a infection my carboy would be full on empty and I would be a cleaning fool.

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