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Old 09-17-2012, 02:38 AM   #1
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I went to keg my latest IPA tonight and when I opened my secondary, I noticed this. I'm trying to link to the photo, but it's not working for some reason. Here's a link to flickr.



http://www.flickr.com/photos/36723380@N07/7994405888/

I've never seen anything like that, but I did things a little differently on this one. I had it in primary for about 14 days, then I dry hopped it in secondary for 10 days. By that point, I thought I was going to have a keg free to put it in, but it took a little longer to drink than I expected. So in order to not over dry hop it, I transferred out of the dry hopped secondary and into a second secondary(thirdary?) where it sat for probably another 2 weeks. I finally kicked the keg and went to check out this one and saw weird bubbles on the top. It smells a little weird, maybe, but this is the first thing I've dry hopped, so I can't tell if it's a moldy-weird or just the aroma. The bubbles look like maybe the yeast was just kicking and maybe there was a layer of oil from the dry hops that trapped the gas while it sat in the new secondary. Anyway, does this look like something anyone has encountered before?


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Old 09-17-2012, 02:42 AM   #2
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Maybe I've ruined it by dry hopping way too early?


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Old 09-22-2012, 09:35 PM   #3
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Ok, I kegged it and tried some last night and I didn't get sick, so I guess it's ok.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:07 PM   #5
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Standard infection, I had the same thing in my espresso stout. Just drink it quickly as it will sour over time. Otherwise totally drinkable beer.
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:41 PM   #6
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Primary, Secondary, Tertiary


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