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Old 02-20-2011, 07:32 PM   #1
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Default What is this film on top of the wort?

searched around and saw some similar threads but they didn't have photos attached and im not sure if this is same issue

this was taken yesterday as i went to rack from primary to bottling bucket

irish red ale ~4 weeks in primary - avg temp ~65*

i tried to rack from underneath and to the side but once the wort starting being siphoned it swirled it all up

the clumps of yeast look normal and weren't of concern but i haven't seen the layer of film on my last two batches

is this an early sign of infection?



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Old 02-20-2011, 07:53 PM   #2
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Doesn't look like an infection to me?

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Old 02-20-2011, 08:25 PM   #3
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Looks good to me, probably some hop residue and foam from yeast

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Oils from the hops would be my guess. It's not an infection IMO. Rack from beneath it and have a taste. You'll know whether it's infected.

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Tasted fine. Wasn't there 2 weeks ago when I checked fg

Was thicker than just a hop oil slick which I have noticed before

I figured if it was anything serious it would have tasted off but am curious what it could be.

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