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Old 09-23-2012, 10:05 PM   #1
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I checked on my Russian imperial stout and saw this white residue floating on the top. Is this bad?

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Old 09-24-2012, 12:39 AM   #2
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I would taste it see. Has it been aging for a while or did it just get done fermenting?

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Old 09-24-2012, 12:44 AM   #3
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Has been in the secondary for about 2 1/2 months

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Old 09-24-2012, 01:05 AM   #4
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Why so long?

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Old 09-24-2012, 01:13 AM   #5
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6 month aging??? Should it be aging in bottles?

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Old 10-11-2012, 03:25 PM   #6
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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?

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Old 10-11-2012, 04:32 PM   #7
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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.

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Old 10-11-2012, 06:16 PM   #8
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I agree. They look like the yeast rafts I saw on mine this morning.
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:28 PM   #9
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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

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Old 10-12-2012, 02:08 PM   #10
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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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