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Old 09-15-2010, 04:20 AM   #1
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Default White film on brew?

Ok, I'm not really new to making beer.. Im no pro by any means, But every now and then I get a white bubbly film on the surface of the beer... It's in the secondary, and has been in the carboy for about 5 days....

Now this isn't the first time this has happened. I had this happened before a few times, I have no idea what this is, and if it's bad....what is this... I've looked through the forums and can't find anything on this.

I need to know what his is.....Thank you.

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Old 09-15-2010, 04:52 AM   #2
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Can you take a picture? It'll be easier for us to determine what it is.

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Old 09-15-2010, 05:01 AM   #3
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I figure it's an infection... It's worked out before...

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Suex,

I have had similar situations when I used to rack to a secondary.

All the brews turned out just fine. What I attributed it to after reading some of Revvy's sermons and closer observation it was C02 bubbles, what I found was that the yeast would get sired back up during the transfer.

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I figure it's an infection... It's worked out before...
Don't figure anything. Post a picture. Then we can tell you.
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Does it look like the one in this thread?

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I'm still very new here, I can't post pictures yet.... I like the yeast theory..

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Does it look like the one in this thread?
Yup, exactly like that, just in the neck of the carboy.... The irony that we both posted within a few hours of each other..... Il just follow his thread... Thanks guys
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Good luck on yours! I'll be bottling mine tonight with the hopes it turns out ok. It's painful to think I lost just my 2nd batch. I'm annoyed at myself for possibly being too lax on sanitization.

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