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Old 05-07-2013, 12:02 PM   #1
May 2013
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I just checked on my first sour. Its about 40 days in. I was planning to rack to secondary soon for the long haul storage. However Im a little concerned about he powdery looking white spots here. The beer is smelling Awesome havent tasted it yet but it smells good like a sour should. If this is mold does it mean the batch is going bad?

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Old 05-07-2013, 11:06 PM   #2
Jul 2011
los angeles, ca
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It's hard to tell, but it may be the pellicle. It's a thin white layer that floats at the top of sour beers. It usually breaks and falls apart in the liquid at a later time.

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Old 05-08-2013, 10:42 AM   #3
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Can't tell from picture, but even if it is, rack from under it into a carboy with little headspace and you'll probably be fine.
The only thing worse than dumping beer is serving beer you should have dumped.

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