Did my beer go bad?

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farrelly

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Hi all

I have had my rye beer in the secondary fermenter now for about a month and a half. I don't usually wait so long; I just haven't gotten around to bottling it. Today, I went down to the basement to have a look at it and I noticed a white film floating on top of the beer. It looks like mold to me. Is this batch toast? Should I just dump it out? Sorry about the blurry pics, but it is hard to take a pic of the top of a glass carboy.

Looks pretty bad to me.

Thanks
Devin



 

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I would say bottle it. I had something similar happen to one of my batches that looks just like what you had, and it turned out just fine. Looks like yeast rafting.
 

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I have had something very similar. I stopped racking when the top got close to the end, and avoided that stuff. Turned out fine!
 
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Great News!! I'll just have to be careful carrying it up the stairs when i get ready to bottle it.
 

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Dont be surprised if that stuff settles down into your beer. When I moved my carboy to rack to my bottling bucket all the stuff that was on top ended up floating to the bottom, and it still ended up fine.
 
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