Russian Imperial Stout - Sudden Mold?

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I have an Imperial Stout that I brewed back Jan 27th. It's been sitting in secondary for about 3 months now and everything was just fine - just haven't been able to get to bottling till this month. All of a sudden about 3 days ago I noticed there was some floaters in it. They appear to have grown a bit but could just be my imagination. It's been kept in a dark room and sealed in secondary entire time - airlock still has liquid it in and is sealed well. ABV should be around 9.5% on this. I pitched with 2 yeast package. Only thing I can think would be my kids might have bumped it recently. Would that cause yeast rafts or did I just lose my birthday stout?
 

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Added some more photos to try and help. Has a lot of condensation on the inside which makes taking a pic a bit hard plus it's in a dark room.
 
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Thanks. Was going to cry a bit if I had to throw out this batch. Made with my dad on my birthday so would be bummed to have lost it.

I'll let you know how it taste, hoping to bottle tonight.
 

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I agree it's not mold but I can't really tell between hops vs pellicle vs yeast vs break material. Too blurry.

Might want to consider leaving in primary. Secondary is worse than useless in most cases.

Hope it's great!
 

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Don't think it can be mold. All molds, as far as I know, need oxygen. If the fermenter is sealed with a functioning airlock, there should be no mold.
 

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Don't think it can be mold. All molds, as far as I know, need oxygen. If the fermenter is sealed with a functioning airlock, there should be no mold.
That's the main problem with a secondary fermenter; the headspace is filled with oxygen.
 
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