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saint_iverson 12-29-2012 10:14 PM

Good evening guys! Yesterday I racked my IPA into its secondary and empties out the dry hops. Today I inspected it and I have what looks like white specs of mold on the top.

Ideas? Good bad expected?

chiteface 12-29-2012 10:30 PM

Do you have a picture? I would be surprised if it was mold that formed that fast. Did you use whole hops?

Atonk 12-30-2012 01:07 AM

Most likely yeast rafts. Picture would help if you have one.

saint_iverson 12-30-2012 01:19 AM

Yes, used fresh whole hops for dry hopping

saint_iverson 12-30-2012 01:28 AM

2 Attachment(s)
Sorry for the photos lack of quality... Appears that the mold looking spots are starting to widen.

Yeast rafts? Is this good bad ugly?

Attachment 91021

Attachment 91022

chiteface 12-30-2012 01:52 AM

I don't know about yeast rafts, you will have to have the gentleman with excellent taste in a NFL team answer that. What I can say is that if you use whole hops, you will probably have little white pollen sacs floating around in your beer. It freaked me out the first time as well, but it turned out great.

saint_iverson 12-30-2012 02:09 AM

White pollen sacks? Believable to be honest , maybe only because I want it to be that simple. What else could it be, ideas?

Atonk 12-30-2012 02:24 AM

Is that second photo taken looking down at the surface? It's really hard to tell, but it looks like yeast to me.

Oh, and thanks chiteface - Go Pack!

Atonk 12-30-2012 02:25 AM

edit - and residue from the hops, too!

saint_iverson 12-30-2012 02:27 AM

2nd photo is directly down though the opening in the carboy.

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