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bizarrojosh 01-03-2013 05:57 PM

What is on the top of my beer in the bottles?!? with PICS
 
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Ok, I thought these beers were just carbing up and I was seeing the carbonation, but it looks like something is growing on top. When I gently swish the bottle the top "scum" breaks up and floats on the top. Is the beer in these bottles infected?

The first picture is a picture of an undisturbed bottle. The other pictures are various angle shots. It was hard to take the pictures due to them being in bottles and the light being low, but hopefully you can sort of see how the scum broke apart and floats on top of the beer and on the walls of the bottle.


bizarrojosh 01-03-2013 05:57 PM

What is on the top of my beer in the bottles?!? with PICS
 
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Ok, I thought these beers were just carbing up and I was seeing the carbonation, but it looks like something is growing on top. When I gently swish the bottle the top "scum" breaks up and floats on the top. Is the beer in these bottles infected?

The first picture is a picture of an undisturbed bottle. The other pictures are various angle shots. It was hard to take the pictures due to them being in bottles and the light being low, but hopefully you can sort of see how the scum broke apart and floats on top of the beer and on the walls of the bottle.


bizarrojosh 01-03-2013 05:57 PM

What is on the top of my beer in the bottles?!? with PICS
 
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Ok, I thought these beers were just carbing up and I was seeing the carbonation, but it looks like something is growing on top. When I gently swish the bottle the top "scum" breaks up and floats on the top. Is the beer in these bottles infected?

The first picture is a picture of an undisturbed bottle. The other pictures are various angle shots. It was hard to take the pictures due to them being in bottles and the light being low, but hopefully you can sort of see how the scum broke apart and floats on top of the beer and on the walls of the bottle.


bizarrojosh 01-03-2013 05:57 PM

What is on the top of my beer in the bottles?!? with PICS
 
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Ok, I thought these beers were just carbing up and I was seeing the carbonation, but it looks like something is growing on top. When I gently swish the bottle the top "scum" breaks up and floats on the top. Is the beer in these bottles infected?

The first picture is a picture of an undisturbed bottle. The other pictures are various angle shots. It was hard to take the pictures due to them being in bottles and the light being low, but hopefully you can sort of see how the scum broke apart and floats on top of the beer and on the walls of the bottle.


bizarrojosh 01-03-2013 06:17 PM

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Just looking at them,I was wondering if the caps are on tight?
The caps are all on tight as far as I can tell. In fact I opened one up and poured it into a glass to see if I could see the "scum' better.

To complicate this story more I dry hopped this beer. WHen I was bottling the beer I noticed that there were little "ice glaciers" on the top of the beer. You know, the way the ocean filled with small, broken ice looks when viewed from a plane. I thought it was just yeast that was clinging to the hops that I threw in. But I guess not. The top of the beer also sort of looked like an "oil slick" which I thought was the hops' oil or something.

Here some pics of the beer in a glass. also, I tasted the beer and it tasted fine. It's a cascadian dark ale and there was no sourness to it at all.

bizarrojosh 01-03-2013 06:17 PM

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Quote:
Originally Posted by unionrdr View Post
Just looking at them,I was wondering if the caps are on tight?
The caps are all on tight as far as I can tell. In fact I opened one up and poured it into a glass to see if I could see the "scum' better.

To complicate this story more I dry hopped this beer. WHen I was bottling the beer I noticed that there were little "ice glaciers" on the top of the beer. You know, the way the ocean filled with small, broken ice looks when viewed from a plane. I thought it was just yeast that was clinging to the hops that I threw in. But I guess not. The top of the beer also sort of looked like an "oil slick" which I thought was the hops' oil or something.

Here some pics of the beer in a glass. also, I tasted the beer and it tasted fine. It's a cascadian dark ale and there was no sourness to it at all.

bizarrojosh 01-03-2013 06:17 PM

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Quote:
Originally Posted by unionrdr View Post
Just looking at them,I was wondering if the caps are on tight?
The caps are all on tight as far as I can tell. In fact I opened one up and poured it into a glass to see if I could see the "scum' better.

To complicate this story more I dry hopped this beer. WHen I was bottling the beer I noticed that there were little "ice glaciers" on the top of the beer. You know, the way the ocean filled with small, broken ice looks when viewed from a plane. I thought it was just yeast that was clinging to the hops that I threw in. But I guess not. The top of the beer also sort of looked like an "oil slick" which I thought was the hops' oil or something.

Here some pics of the beer in a glass. also, I tasted the beer and it tasted fine. It's a cascadian dark ale and there was no sourness to it at all.

bizarrojosh 01-03-2013 06:17 PM

4 Attachment(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by unionrdr View Post
Just looking at them,I was wondering if the caps are on tight?
The caps are all on tight as far as I can tell. In fact I opened one up and poured it into a glass to see if I could see the "scum' better.

To complicate this story more I dry hopped this beer. WHen I was bottling the beer I noticed that there were little "ice glaciers" on the top of the beer. You know, the way the ocean filled with small, broken ice looks when viewed from a plane. I thought it was just yeast that was clinging to the hops that I threw in. But I guess not. The top of the beer also sort of looked like an "oil slick" which I thought was the hops' oil or something.

Here some pics of the beer in a glass. also, I tasted the beer and it tasted fine. It's a cascadian dark ale and there was no sourness to it at all.


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