Hi, so I recently made up an all grain 6 gallon batch of herbal apricot ale that is now conditioning in bottles. All glassware was cleansed with proton glass cleaner and One-step, all other equipment was sanitized with solely One-step. However, I have noticed what appears to be some sort of white film floating at the top of the bottles, it is not hairy or cloudy but resembles what i describe as minisicule shreds of white plastic grocery bags. The film does not coat the entire surface at the top but roughly 20 percent of the surface and it tends to adhere to the side of the glass. I speculate that considering this is a fruit beer it may possibly be resident gelatin.
Brewing Procedure (JUNE 12th):
GRAIN - - -
1# Munich Malt
.5# Honey Malt
.25# Crystal 60
HOPS - - -
.25 oz Warrior @ 60 mins.
1 oz Ahtanum @ 20 mins.
1 oz Ahtanum @ 5 mins
FRESH HERBS (Picked the day of) - - -
2 oz rhubarb
4 oz Rose Petals (Rosa Nutkana)
4 oz Sheep Sorrel (Slight acidic and lemon like flavor)
0.5 oz Rosemary
Mashed at 155F for one hour.
Vorlaufed for clarity
Boiled for one hour
.25 oz Warrior - Rose Petals - Sheep Sorrel - Rosemary @ 60 mins.
1 oz Ahtanum - Whirfloc T @ 20 mins.
1 oz Ahtanum - Rhubarb @ 5 mins
Cooled to pitching temperature - Wyeast 1968 -
Initial Gravity Reading 1.051 (JUNE 12th)
TRANSFERED TO SECONDARY FERM.
5lbs of Apricot Halves added to carboy.
TRANSFERED TO TERTIARY FERM.
RACKED INTO BOTTLES (4.2 oz corn Priming Sugar)
FINAL GRAVITY 1.010
ANY ADVICE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
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