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Old 05-23-2012, 04:49 AM   #1
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Default Faint film in primary

I have an Anchor Steam clone that has been fermenting for about 2.5 weeks now and all of the krousen has fallen. What remains is a very, very faint film on top that I have not experienced before and was wondering if it could be from the WLP810 which I have never used before?
As I said, the film is very faint, off white and does not have any lines or large bubbles like an infection. It is at 1.015 and smells and tastes just fine except for being young. I've heard it could be remnants of Star San or the beginning of an infection.
Here is a pic that is not mine but does look similar although possibly slightly worse.


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looks like hop debris to me...


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I dont have any hop floaties in mine but it does appear to be kind of like an oil film. Possibly oil from the hops? I tried to get a pic of mine but couldnt get a good one that showed it very well.
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Good to go ... I wouldn't worry about it ...
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I dont have any hop floaties in mine but it does appear to be kind of like an oil film. Possibly oil from the hops? I tried to get a pic of mine but couldnt get a good one that showed it very well.
I think that is what it is... my beers have that quite often
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Looks a lot like the California Common I just made. No worries.
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looks fungal to me...better give it another taste.
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looks fungal to me...better give it another taste.
Sorry, it's not, the beer is perfectly fine!
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Sorry, it's not, the beer is perfectly fine!
trust me...i've seen this before, and i'm almost positive this beer has a fungal infection.
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I think its awesome we can determine if a beer is infected, bad or hell bent on destroying the earth on one pic down the neck of a carboy.

If it tastes ok, smells ok, its probably just that, ok.


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