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Old 03-04-2010, 05:38 AM   #1
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I noticed as the fermentation approached complete there was a layer on top that seemed somewhat solid. I cold crashed and it dropped out but when I racked to kegs tonight I could see in the fermenter that the plug dropped as a unit. I've never seen this before and the beer attenuated to 1.005 which is at least a couple points lower than I expected. The beer taste fine as far as I can tell and I don't notice any weird aroma but I thought I remembered hearing this was a characteristic of a soured fermentation or infection.

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Old 03-04-2010, 01:52 PM   #2
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Can't say if it's infected, but if it tastes good, personally, I would drink the hell out of it.

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Old 03-04-2010, 05:08 PM   #3
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I'm sure planning to drink it!

Just wondering if the membrane is a common occurrence or if it is usually linked to bret or something?

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Old 03-04-2010, 05:13 PM   #4
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We would need pics to evaluate it. Had you ever used the particular yeast strain before? If it starts to turn on you, drink fast while it's still enjoyable.

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