Nasty looking ring in carboy!

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pjlabonte96

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So I transferred my beer into the secondary carboy, and added the chinook hops as the recipe called for. I haven’t checked it since Monday and now I have a nasty looking ring on the top. I’m going to attach a picture. I had moved the carboy and it made some of it fall to the bottom, so that’s what all the cloudyness is because it wasn’t like that until I disturbed the carboy.
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Is this normal?
 

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I'm still new to this but that looks like normal fermentation to me
 

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That's totally normal and a good sign of a good healthy fermentation. The ring is called the Krausen.
 

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So that is in secondary? It looks like a normal krausen but you shouldn't have that in a secondary. Did you wait until the fermentation finished before transferring to secondary? If it is not krausen it could be hops floating on the surface but I would think they would look more green.
 

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Relax. This is either krausen (indicating that fermentation was not complete) or, more likely, just hops floating. Either way this is not an issue.
 
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So that is in secondary? It looks like a normal krausen but you shouldn't have that in a secondary. Did you wait until the fermentation finished before transferring to secondary? If it is not krausen it could be hops floating on the surface but I would think they would look more green.
Yes it is secondary. And I waited 2 weeks and 2 days and the fg was 1.11 and I assumed it was done fermenting. I added the hops when I Transferred it. I assumed they would sort of mix in instead of just floating ontop
 

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You may want to gently stir or slightly rock the carboy so the hops fall into the beer.
 

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Yes it is secondary. And I waited 2 weeks and 2 days and the fg was 1.11 and I assumed it was done fermenting. I added the hops when I Transferred it. I assumed they would sort of mix in instead of just floating ontop
Are you sure that gravity reading is right? 1.11 would seem like more of an OG for a rather large beer. Could it have been 1.011? Was there a lot of junk floating in your hydrometer tube that may have caused it to float a bit higher?
 
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What kind of beer did you make? 1.011 might be totally reasonable FG for certain styles, and either a bit too sweet or too dry for others. Otherwise, it looks delicious to me!
 
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