toasted oak chips create oily film? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > toasted oak chips create oily film?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-26-2011, 08:50 PM   #1
ziggy13
Recipes 
 
Jun 2009
PA
Posts: 446
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts



Quick question guys...this is the 3rd time I've added oak but the first time I've used toasted oak chips. I added them to my porter a week ago and today noticed some sort of oily film at the top. Not sure what it is...has anyone ever noticed anything like this from adding oak chips? It almost looks like the film of hop oils that gather at the top sometimes during a boil...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2011, 08:52 PM   #2
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
"Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,921
Liked 3198 Times on 1886 Posts


Did you sanitize the chips?
__________________
Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2011, 08:56 PM   #3
ziggy13
Recipes 
 
Jun 2009
PA
Posts: 446
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


Boiled them for 5-10 minutes

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2011, 08:58 PM   #4
ziggy13
Recipes 
 
Jun 2009
PA
Posts: 446
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


I don't think the beer is infected...I'll taste it tonight though for sure. Just thought it might be a common occurance from oak...maybe the oils within the oak coming out?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2011, 09:32 PM   #5
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
"Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,921
Liked 3198 Times on 1886 Posts


Hops do it sometimes, leach oils that leave a film, I don't see why oak wouldn't either.
__________________
Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2011, 10:00 PM   #6
unionrdr
Heavyweight homebrewing author & air gun shooter
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 38,983
Liked 3702 Times on 3177 Posts


Mine didn't when I oaked it. But I had soaked the chips in 7.5oz of bourbon for the whole ferment time.
__________________
NEW books on amazon/Kindle! Check it out now...
Home Brewing- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
Distopian Sci-Fi- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
New! John Henry- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GBV3UXU

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2011, 10:02 PM   #7
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2006
UP of Michigan, Winter Texan
Posts: 69,728
Liked 8009 Times on 5598 Posts


I oak a lot of wines, but few beers. I've never seen an oily sheen on any of them. I don't sanitize the chips by boiling, though.
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2011, 07:35 PM   #8
ziggy13
Recipes 
 
Jun 2009
PA
Posts: 446
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


I am not really sure what the oily film was from. The beer is wonderous though, so it's not contaminated! The only thing I can figure is that some of the sap from the chips created it? Who knows.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rum soaked oak chips... add rum, chips, rum+chips? bovineblitz General Techniques 10 04-28-2012 01:38 AM
Toasted Peaches? alexnphillips General Techniques 1 06-01-2011 01:52 PM
oily like look on top? squeekysheep General Techniques 1 02-23-2009 04:26 AM
Dortmunder oily mouthfeel problem caraudio90 General Techniques 5 04-07-2008 04:29 AM
Toasted 2 Row RiversC174 General Techniques 7 04-30-2006 07:06 PM


Forum Jump