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Old 02-29-2012, 03:12 AM   #1
CaseyB83
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Feb 2012
Victoria, B.C.
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hey i am brewing a draft beer in secondary fermentation. I am about one and a half months in and i have noticed a white bubbly film on the top of my beer? should i be worried, because i am
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:01 PM   #2
Rayjay
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Jun 2010
FL
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Brettanomyces. If you wanted sour and very attenuated you have no problem. Otherwise you do.

 
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:26 PM   #3
emccarthy25
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Jan 2012
Central, NH
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I say rack and keg/bottle, and enjoy. While you may not have intended on brewing a sour beer, you may just find that you like it.

 
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:56 PM   #4
DannyD
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drink it now, or leave it a year

Edit: one of the good reasons NOT to secondery!

 
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:15 PM   #5
GrainWhisperer
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From Wikipedia:
The term Brettanomyces comes from the Greek for "British fungus."

Yummm!

 
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:17 PM   #6
GrainWhisperer
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Casey, even thought it wasn't intended, I'd still try the beer. You might like it.

Apparently, people really do intentionally put this into their beer (people who know what they're doing and want sour beer).

 
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:55 AM   #7
Hopgardencody
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Feb 2012
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Originally Posted by GrainWhisperer
Casey, even thought it wasn't intended, I'd still try the beer. You might like it.

Apparently, people really do intentionally put this into their beer (people who know what they're doing and want sour beer).
In portland oregon they have a sour beer trading room. I'm not a fan but many seem to be. That happens when you don't bottle soon enuf our when you rack there isn't enuf yeast action to produce co2 and push the oxygen out of carboy I think

 
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:47 AM   #8
AdamPag
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yup, thats contaminated. I vote let it ride for 12 months and see how funky it can get. What kinda beer was it supposed to be?

 
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:42 PM   #9
momobono
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Grab your favorite Earth Wind & Fire CD and start dancing, this beer's punched its one-way ticket to Funkytown!

Any idea how you may have accidentally contaminated your beer?

 
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