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Old 10-15-2009, 02:47 AM   #1
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fourth 'kit' brew. pumpkin ale. put into secondary glass carboy week and a half ago, left town, and when came back, theres a cloudy white/gray film on the top of the brew. any help ??


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Old 10-15-2009, 03:13 AM   #2
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It's most likely C02. It's possible that it could also be a mild bacterial infection (there is one that shares the same symptoms of "white film on top"), but it's nothing to worry about. If it doesn't smell or taste bad/funky, you're fine. Even if it does, there are many who drink infected (not saying yours is, since it's most likely not) beers after giving them a while to mellow out, or after adding flavoring to them.

Taste it, smell it, and bottle it.

By the way, can you post a picture of it?
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Does this look similar to what you have? (and if so, as per the advice given, ride it out and drink it after a while...it might be great).

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/first-infection-66034/
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