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Old 12-29-2012, 11:14 PM   #1
saint_iverson
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Good evening guys! Yesterday I racked my IPA into its secondary and empties out the dry hops. Today I inspected it and I have what looks like white specs of mold on the top.

Ideas? Good bad expected?



 
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:30 PM   #2
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Do you have a picture? I would be surprised if it was mold that formed that fast. Did you use whole hops?



 
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:07 AM   #3
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Most likely yeast rafts. Picture would help if you have one.

 
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:19 AM   #4
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Yes, used fresh whole hops for dry hopping

 
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:28 AM   #5
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Sorry for the photos lack of quality... Appears that the mold looking spots are starting to widen.

Yeast rafts? Is this good bad ugly?

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Old 12-30-2012, 02:52 AM   #6
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I don't know about yeast rafts, you will have to have the gentleman with excellent taste in a NFL team answer that. What I can say is that if you use whole hops, you will probably have little white pollen sacs floating around in your beer. It freaked me out the first time as well, but it turned out great.

 
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:09 AM   #7
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White pollen sacks? Believable to be honest , maybe only because I want it to be that simple. What else could it be, ideas?

 
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:24 AM   #8
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Is that second photo taken looking down at the surface? It's really hard to tell, but it looks like yeast to me.

Oh, and thanks chiteface - Go Pack!

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Old 12-30-2012, 03:25 AM   #9
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edit - and residue from the hops, too!

 
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:27 AM   #10
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2nd photo is directly down though the opening in the carboy.



 
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