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Old 11-13-2008, 07:42 PM   #1
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I'm new to this site but I have a question for y'all: While getting ready to bottle a pale ale, I noticed a white soapy film on the surface of my beer in the secondary...went ahead and bottled anyway and of course have the same thing there. Everything else looks normal...clarity, sediment, etc...but there's still a film on the surface. Could this be mold? Thanks for any help.

 
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:54 PM   #2
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Nope, bubbly, soapy substance is the carbonation foaming up.
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:21 PM   #3
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Need to see a picture, but more than likely it's co2 bubbles with hopscum mixed in....
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:29 PM   #4
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...I did dry-hop this one. That's good news. Thanks for the quick reply.

 
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:31 PM   #5
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...I did dry-hop this one. That's good news. Thanks for the quick reply.
geez...that's the answer, it's pretty common with dry hopping...as the oils in the hops break down it traps the co2 and it looks...scary..
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