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Old 05-28-2008, 07:01 AM   #21
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I've had something similar before in a couple of my batches but it was whiter.

Seems to happen more in summer, I think it's just mould. I kegged, carb'd and drank it. No problems.

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8 months in secondary? How strong was this beer?

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Old 05-28-2008, 07:56 AM   #23
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8 months in secondary? How strong was this beer?
Not particularly strong. I just never liked the taste and always had another beer I would rather allocate the bottles to. Never was motivated to bottle this one.
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Old 05-28-2008, 02:48 PM   #24
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That looks like mold to me too...I would have stuck my racking cane through the skin on top and pulled the beer from underneath the skin...leaving plenty in the fermenter to avoid disrupting and sucking up the skin.

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Old 05-28-2008, 03:21 PM   #25
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That looks like mold to me too...I would have stuck my racking cane through the skin on top and pulled the beer from underneath the skin...leaving plenty in the fermenter to avoid disrupting and sucking up the skin.
That is what i would do too.

Also on a side note, seems like you need more bottles if you're worrying about bottle allocation.
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+1 on the mold. Probley got a few airborne spores, and you gave them enough time to do something.

The only thing worse than dumping 5 gallons of bad beer is drinking it.

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Whatever it was (it almost looks like a pellicle formed to me), learn from it and move on. At least you tasted it!

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I decided to bottle a little of it and dump the rest. Having a bunch of beers under my belt now, I know what's in there that I don't like. The black patent malt basically took over. Plus, the alcohol burn I think is probably from brewing when I didn't have AC in the house during a very hot stretch of weather. This one was just doomed from the beginning.

With four beers that I expect to like on the way, I need every bottle I have for them. I hope to be kegging by the end of summer and not worrying about that little issue any longer

With this, though, I have learned to never dump a beer based on appearance alone.

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clean that bucket extremely well

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