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Old 06-06-2009, 09:07 PM   #1
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okay this is not an obligatory "is my batch ruined?" thread....

I am pretty sure I am just going to rack off this beer and keep on and see how it goes. BUT -
It is my second brewhouse IPA (check my sig.) dry hopped with 1oz of centennial pellets hops. So why after 4 weeks in primary and almost 3 weeks in secondary with the pellet hops, does it NOW start to form a thin layer of MOLD on top? Seams odd to me since it has not been opened up at all and the airlock has never gone dry...

Anyhow, If I rack it to a keg for conditioning and just leave that top layer behind I am just hoping it will be all good.


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Old 06-06-2009, 09:14 PM   #2
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I would assume it is a Brett infection if it is mold like, I have never had an infection yet, so if indeed it is Brett, then I would assume you beer is gonna be sour. Some Lambics use Brett for fermentation to sour them up, but I don't know exactly what it will do to your IPA.

Does it have a band-aid odor?
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Old 06-06-2009, 09:17 PM   #3
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I've gotten mold before. It just makes a fuzzy layer on the top. I know it wasn't brett though. I racked out from under it. Turned out to be one of the best beers I made.

 
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Old 06-06-2009, 09:37 PM   #4
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cool, hopefully i get results like Edcculus :-)

anyhoo gonna rack off to keg later tonight.

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