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franzy 09-23-2012 09:05 PM

Beer gone bad?
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I checked on my Russian imperial stout and saw this white residue floating on the top. Is this bad?


PGHBrew 09-23-2012 11:39 PM

I would taste it see. Has it been aging for a while or did it just get done fermenting?

franzy 09-23-2012 11:44 PM

Has been in the secondary for about 2 1/2 months

BeerguyNC61 09-24-2012 12:05 AM

Why so long?

franzy 09-24-2012 12:13 AM

6 month aging??? Should it be aging in bottles?

Shutupandbrew 10-11-2012 02:25 PM

I have the same thing in my RIS. Same timeframe. Planning in bottling this weekend, but not sure if its going to be OK. Sample tastes fine, but I'm leary. Any feedback on this?

arnoldk2 10-11-2012 03:32 PM

They look like yeast rafts. How long has it been in the primary? If you are going to age it in the carboy I would rack it off the yeast. Use a secondary for long conditioning periods.

unionrdr 10-11-2012 05:16 PM

I agree. They look like the yeast rafts I saw on mine this morning.

franzy 10-11-2012 05:28 PM

I believe it is the same. I tried it and it tastes amazing. I have bottled it now and it's sitting on my kegerator. That's for the reply guys

hopmonster 10-12-2012 01:08 PM

take a gravity reading and if it has dropped out like normal it is fine. looks like one of my stouts so i turned it into a sour stout. add a pack of lactobacallus and let it sit for a few months. as long as gravity dropped its a healthy strain of bacteria.

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