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Old 12-07-2010, 02:55 PM   #11
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I'm voting for fat myself. I don't think it's infected. But I've seen some oddly formed krausens, and especially trub layers in my time. I'm thinking that is because of the fats in the coconuts.

It may just be fats and lipids, like break hot and cold break material. Just fprming into a geometric shape as opposed to looking like egg drop soup in a boil sometimes.

If it tastes fine then I would proceed as if everything was fine, and see the beer to the end. It may turn out to be fantastic.
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:01 PM   #12
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Thanks for the help everyone!! I scooped off the majority with a slotted spoon, I will probably transfer to a secondary to try to get it off of the rest here soon. I'll let you know how it turns out.

 
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:04 PM   #13
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Does look like fat from the coconuts to me too. If you scoop it off and it appears greasy or waxy between your fingers and repels water then I would say fat. Might even taste like coconut.

 
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:39 PM   #14
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Yeah, is it fatty / greasy when smooshed between your fingers? Not to be gross but .. what does it taste like? Fatty coconut?

 
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Old 12-07-2010, 04:04 PM   #15
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fatty fatty fat fat

I see the exact same thing on the top of my chocolate fondue when it gets put in the fridge if it doesn't get finished.
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:54 PM   #16
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Thanks for the help everyone!! I scooped off the majority with a slotted spoon, I will probably transfer to a secondary to try to get it off of the rest here soon. I'll let you know how it turns out.
If it starts to multiply in the fermenter and spread over the top I would start to be worried that it's a fermentation. Fat shouldn't increase as the beer ages...

 
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:41 PM   #17
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Bah don't worry about it - smell after primary ferment is never an indication of the quality of a beer. Most of my beers after the yeast is finished the bulk of their work smell like ass to be honest. And they all taste good

 
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:40 PM   #18
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It looks like you've made a cobbler.

 
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