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Old 11-20-2011, 04:02 PM   #1
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I brewed up a black IPA recently and dry hopped it with whole hops, I opened up the fermenter today to rack to the keg and it appears there is some bubbly mold looking stuff on top around the hop cones. The beer smells and tastes ok. Please tell me you guys have seen this before as this beer is slated to be on tap for my thanksgiving dinner. Here is a pic

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Old 11-20-2011, 04:17 PM   #2
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Tough to say, but it doesn't look good. However consider you want it for thanksgiving in less than a week away, I'd rack from beneath that sh*t and keg or bottle as normal and drink away. It won't hurt you, and it may not taste sour or funky at all.

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Old 11-20-2011, 04:22 PM   #3
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Thanks, I think that is what I will do, as I said...it tastes and smells fine. Freaked the hell out of me though. I have had 26 batches since my last infection

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Old 11-20-2011, 11:12 PM   #4
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Anyone else?? Yooper, revvy, I was hoping you guys might want to weigh in on this one. I appreciate any and all opinions

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Have you ever dryhopped before? That actually looks normal to me.

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Old 11-20-2011, 11:42 PM   #6
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That white **** scares me. I dryhop all the time, and haven't seen that. I'd rack under it, keg it, carb it, and drink it. Quickly. If it tastes good, drink it and don't give it time for the infection to take hold.

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Yes,

I dry hop often, this is the first time using wet hops though. I hope it is normal. I'm going to look like a dumba$$ if this batch doesn't come through. Thanks for the reassurance and input...wnc

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Old 11-20-2011, 11:45 PM   #8
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That white **** scares me. I dryhop all the time, and haven't seen that. I'd rack under it, keg it, carb it, and drink it. Quickly. If it tastes good, drink it and don't give it time for the infection to take hold.
Thanks yooper,

That is my plan. Heading to rack it to keg right now
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:47 PM   #9
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i brewed up a 10g ipa that i dry-hopped that looked like that (i fell asleep for a couple hours while chilling the wort). i ended up throwing out the last 3 gallons, but we managed to drink the first 7 before the infected taste kicked in

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I've had wethops give the beer a similar "scum" on top, but I guess it can't hurt to try to rack from underneath it.

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