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Old 09-19-2012, 09:08 PM   #1
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I recently finished brewing my first batch. It's the Brooklyn summer ale kit from Austin Homebrew. I've attached a picture of it and am not sure if that's an infection or what it is. There is a film over the top that is hard to see in the picture. I am going to bottle it and wait about 2 weeks to see how it tastes. What do you guys think it looks like?

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Old 09-19-2012, 09:10 PM   #2
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Is it an 'oily' looking film?

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Looks ok.

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Looks like yeast to me. The film is probably just hop oils. It'll be fine.

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Old 09-19-2012, 09:26 PM   #5
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Congratulations! You made beer and it looks fine, I assure you it will much prettier in a glass once carbed and ready to drink so get another batch going because this one will disappear quick!

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Old 09-19-2012, 11:46 PM   #6
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Congratulations! You made beer and it looks fine, I assure you it will much prettier in a glass once carbed and ready to drink so get another batch going because this one will disappear quick!
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This looks perfectly normal.

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Looks suspiciously like my Belgian Dubbel I made from a Brooklyn Brew Shop kit. Never had any signs of fermentation, and it was a one-gallon batch in a growler so I couldn't get a hydrometer reading. Figured it was trash but it was only going to cost me a half-dozen caps to bottle it, so I went ahead. Gave it two weeks, stuck one in the fridge and got a reassuring hiss when I opened it. Turned out to be....OK. Seemed to be awfully cloudy and sour, but maybe that's just what Dubbels are like (I'm not a fan of the style, but I got the kit as a gift so figured I'd try it). So go ahead and bottle, it's probably just fine.

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Yeast rafts!! The yeast are whiteworter rafting, fishing for simple sugars, rifle hunting for big chain sugars, and farting CO2 on each other.....huh huh huh huh!

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Looks like yeasty left overs from the krausen to me. A thin film that looks like oil on wet pqavement is hop oils.
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