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Old 06-14-2012, 02:48 AM   #1
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Default White Film on top of my Beer

I put my Gose in the Carboy last Wednesday. I uncovered it tonight to see this. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Thanks!

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Old 06-14-2012, 02:51 AM   #2
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That does not look promising. Hard to say, but it looks like a potential infection. There are a couple of very distinctive growth patterns to typical infections, and this reminds me of one.


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Old 06-14-2012, 02:57 AM   #3
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Look here.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/index.php/Pellicle
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Looks like the beginnings of lactobacillus.
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:18 AM   #5
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I appreciate your replies. The type of beer I made is a sour. Would that change anything?
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Yes. If you brewed a sour, and pitched something in place of, or along with your yeast (e.g. Lacto, Brett, pedio) that is exactly what it should look like.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:31 PM   #7
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Thanks, scottland. I poured the dregs of a Choc Gose into my primary after I pitched my yeast. This is the first time I have seen this white film on any of my batches.
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lol if this is an intentional sour, then it looks like it is supposed to! Congrats are in order, as opposed to condolences.
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I also forgot to mention that I used acid malts. I appreciate the help!
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I apologize that I left out that information. It is my first sour, and I wasn't expecting that!


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