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alexg

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My beer has reached its FG but there is an oily layer on the surface. What does this mean. Is it still okay, shall I go ahead and bottle it?

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MrInternet

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I've had that "look" on all my beers, I think... sometimes I think hop oils collect at the top for whatever reason. It gets mixed with you rack to bottling. I've also had a similar look when I've racked to a clearing tank, from the StarSan I think... it's never had an effect that I can tell. Actually a lot of commercial beers will develop a "look" on the surface if you let them sit at room temp for a few hours after the head dissipates...
 
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