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Old 10-04-2012, 10:09 PM   #1
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So I need some help. I went to keg my scotch ale that has been in secondary for 2 weeks and I saw this white layer on top. Is the batch wrecked? Seem one please help.

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Old 10-04-2012, 10:17 PM   #2
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Havent seen anything like that in person yet, but from what I have seen in the threads with collections of pellicle photos, I would say this is an infection for sure. Im pretty sure you now have yourself a sour Scotch ale. I would probably dump it but plenty of people here rack from under and drink it up.

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Old 10-05-2012, 02:56 PM   #3
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Havent seen anything like that in person yet, but from what I have seen in the threads with collections of pellicle photos, I would say this is an infection for sure. Im pretty sure you now have yourself a sour Scotch ale. I would probably dump it but plenty of people here rack from under and drink it up.
I had the exact same thing happen for the first time ever in 6 years of brewing after dryhopping last month. I just racked the beer under it and left about 4 inches to not collect any of the funky stuff on top....beer turned out great no issues out of the keg or sample bottles I made.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:41 PM   #4
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That's a pretty spectacular pellicle after only 2 weeks. You have a couple options; if you have a keg, you can rack from under and keg. (I wouldn't bottle due to risk of bombs) You can let it ride until the gravity stabilizes, then bottle it. It'll be a sour beer, but many people like that. You last option, and the one I wouldn't recommend, is to toss it. Personally, I'd let it ride out and see what you end up with.

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