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Old 05-08-2012, 05:06 PM   #11
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Just did the last hop addition. I moved the faucet and this is what floated to the top. I tasted it and it tastes great..... But it looks like mold. Maybe staved off do to high alcohol content? Comments?


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Old 05-08-2012, 07:02 PM   #12
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Do you guys think it could be protein from the dry hopping. It sorta looks like protein.


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Old 05-08-2012, 07:39 PM   #13
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:46 PM   #14
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With that clearer picture, it looks like a coagulated pack of yeast cells... not bacteria... not hops. I wouldn't worry. Wait and see.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:52 PM   #15
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With that clearer picture, it looks like a coagulated pack of yeast cells... not bacteria... not hops. I wouldn't worry. Wait and see.
Sorry for the question... but what would I exactly wait for here. I have 4 days of dry hop left and then I have to rack it. I tasted it and it's freaking awesome, i guess in four days i'll find out if it's still any good.

Wild yeast perhaps. I did brew it on a windy day and the pollen is in full effect.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:55 PM   #16
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Well when you bottle, you should not be bottling solids. So bottle, carb, wait, drink.

Should be fine. It makes sense that you have a coagulated bit of yeast considering there's very little to no sugar and 02 left for the yeast to use at this point. I'm just surprised it didn't fall to the bottom.
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There were a bunch of smaller ones that sunk once I took a sample. I moved the faucet because that monster was stuck to it and it actually floated to the top and has stayed there.
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Well when you bottle, you should not be bottling solids. So bottle, carb, wait, drink.

Should be fine. It makes sense that you have a coagulated bit of yeast considering there's very little to no sugar and 02 left for the yeast to use at this point. I'm just surprised it didn't fall to the bottom.
I keg, so I'm going to put one of those muslin bags on the end of the racking cane. That should stop all that stuff from getting in the keg... but I guess I just need to know what that crap is. There is almost 13 oz of hops invested in the batch so I would hate for it to turn to crap once in the keg.

Nothing I can do about I suppose. Tonight I will RDWHAHB!
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:04 PM   #19
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but I guess I just need to know what that crap is.
I told ya what I thought it was... yeast.
Relax... Have a homebrew
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:13 PM   #20
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I keg, so I'm going to put one of those muslin bags on the end of the racking cane. That should stop all that stuff from getting in the keg...
You should of just planned on doing this and let those precious hops be free!!


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