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Old 04-12-2007, 10:48 PM   #1
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I have some pale ale in the secondary, I've kept it covered with a pullover coat and when i removed it today it had a white almost gel like substance floating on the top of it, when i shook the secondary it all fell down to the bottom.


Is this that ropey infection or is this normal, yeast maybe?

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Old 04-12-2007, 10:49 PM   #2
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"covered with a pullover coat"? You mean, you used a dingy old coat as a bucket lid?

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Old 04-12-2007, 10:56 PM   #3
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No, The pullover is to protect it from light, its a clear bottle. I had checked it this morning and it was fine, and when i pulled it off tonight it was covered in a quarter of an inch layer of this stuff. Any ideas? I was going to bottle tommorow.

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Old 04-12-2007, 11:19 PM   #4
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Only thing anyone can tell you at this point is to bottle it and see what happens.

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Old 04-12-2007, 11:26 PM   #5
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Does it smell bad? Could you possibly post a picture so someone can take a look and give you a hand?

I'm not too sure on this one.

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Old 04-12-2007, 11:34 PM   #6
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Smells great, like beer. Picture coming right up, i did shake it so most of it settled to the bottom but ill see if I can get it.

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Old 04-13-2007, 12:34 AM   #7
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I had something like this on top of the secondary beer.....It looked like a very thin white paint...almost like pond scum in the middle of summer. I assumed it was a type of infection or bacteria. I thought if it was a critter growth the CO2 form the bottle outta kill it......When I stuck a racking cane into the carboy, the stuff parted like the red sea and clung to the sides of the carboy. 99.99% was left in the carboy.

The beer had the stuff in the bottles for a few days and then it sunk -without ruining the beer.

Go ahead and bottle...you got nothing to lose. If it looks like beer, and smells and tastes ok you should be ok.....

Beer very careful and wash all the bottles and carboys/hoses/canes, etc very carefully in potent sanitizer afterwards.

Good luck - and keep us updated.

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Old 04-13-2007, 12:40 AM   #8
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Believe me, if it's ropey, you will know. Ropey is much like a cross between Jello and over-cooked paste.

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here is a picture, I have more i can post if you need them

I shook it up so it broke apart and sank but some of it is still floating at the top
thats what the picture is.

It my first brew by the way

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Eww gross, throw it away now!!!!!!

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