Strange top layer in FV.

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Strange top layer in FV.

Post by LeeH » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:00 pm

What the hell is this!?

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Re: Strange top layer in FV.

Post by guypettigrew » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:30 pm

Australian yeast. It's settling out at the wrong end of the FV.

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Re: Strange top layer in FV.

Post by LeeH » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:03 pm

US 05! Haha!


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Post by LeeH » Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:05 pm

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Re: Strange top layer in FV.

Post by MTW » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:35 pm

I had an infection in a starter once that looked like a jelly like substance under the surface. It just kept growing. Hard to tell from the pic, but reminds me of that. I'm guessing you'd have said if anything seemed off.

PS and I once had a load of sanitiser sucked in from the blow off while chilling, which looked similar... but again, you'd probably realise if that was it!
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Strange top layer in FV.

Post by LeeH » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:51 pm

Sanitiser could be it as it is looking low but I have no idea how it would have got in. It was like it before I crashed it down to 3 deg.

Maybe it’s a dump job.

Shame it was an Elvis Juice clone.


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Re: Strange top layer in FV.

Post by LeeH » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:28 pm

Ok, it’s off down the sink. Gutted, that’s some cash invested in that small batch.


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Re: Strange top layer in FV.

Post by Robwalkeragain » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:24 pm

Did you taste it? It just looks like yeast to me, us-05 is a top cropper that stays on top of the beer even after fermentation.

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Re: Strange top layer in FV.

Post by LeeH » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:12 am

No it’s still in the FV, I’ll look at it soon. I’ve used 05 lots and never seen this. And it’s been sat at 3 deg for a week so should have dropped by now right?


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Re: Strange top layer in FV.

Post by Robwalkeragain » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:21 am

Not debating it’s odd, but I use us-05 twice a week and tend to find it can misbehave, it’s got a fairly widely reported inconsistency too, probably more to do with importing than anything else. But I would call it a sign of flocculation/sedimentation and definitely wouldn’t dump it on visual. Have you used any finings?

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Re: Strange top layer in FV.

Post by LeeH » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:15 pm

No finings, never used them.

I’ll try it next week Rob.

Thanks for the advice.


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Re: Strange top layer in FV.

Post by BarnsleyBrewer » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:50 am

LeeH wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:28 pm
Ok, it’s off down the sink. Gutted, that’s some cash invested in that small batch.
Sorry to hear about your sad loss, It's not nice having to decide when you have to turn off it's life support system and pour it's liquid down a grate. RIP Elvis..... :cry:

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