Beer gone bad? - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Home Brewing Photo Forum > Beer gone bad?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-23-2012, 09:05 PM   #1
franzy
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Posts: 42
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1960079961.jpg
Views:	634
Size:	65.0 KB
ID:	76873

I checked on my Russian imperial stout and saw this white residue floating on the top. Is this bad?

-Franz

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 11:39 PM   #2
PGHBrew
Recipes 
 
Jun 2009
Pittsburgh
Posts: 121
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


I would taste it see. Has it been aging for a while or did it just get done fermenting?

MattGuk Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 11:44 PM   #3
franzy
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Posts: 42
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Has been in the secondary for about 2 1/2 months

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 12:05 AM   #4
BeerguyNC61
Recipes 
 
Feb 2012
Annapolis, MD
Posts: 531
Liked 69 Times on 52 Posts


Why so long?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 12:13 AM   #5
franzy
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Posts: 42
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


6 month aging??? Should it be aging in bottles?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 02:25 PM   #6
Shutupandbrew
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Posts: 17

I have the same thing in my RIS. Same timeframe. Planning in bottling this weekend, but not sure if its going to be OK. Sample tastes fine, but I'm leary. Any feedback on this?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 03:32 PM   #7
arnoldk2
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Reading, Massachusetts
Posts: 181
Liked 9 Times on 7 Posts


They look like yeast rafts. How long has it been in the primary? If you are going to age it in the carboy I would rack it off the yeast. Use a secondary for long conditioning periods.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 05:16 PM   #8
unionrdr
Heavyweight homebrewing author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 38,894
Liked 3669 Times on 3153 Posts


I agree. They look like the yeast rafts I saw on mine this morning.
__________________
NEW books on amazon/Kindle! Check it out now...
Home Brewing- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
Distopian Sci-Fi- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
New! John Henry- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GBV3UXU

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 05:28 PM   #9
franzy
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Posts: 42
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I believe it is the same. I tried it and it tastes amazing. I have bottled it now and it's sitting on my kegerator. That's for the reply guys

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 01:08 PM   #10
hopmonster
Recipes 
 
Dec 2010
Newnan, ga
Posts: 25
Liked 31 Times on 1 Posts


take a gravity reading and if it has dropped out like normal it is fine. looks like one of my stouts so i turned it into a sour stout. add a pack of lactobacallus and let it sit for a few months. as long as gravity dropped its a healthy strain of bacteria.

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools



Forum Jump