Oily film on extract brew at end of primary

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  1. Judgey

    Judgey New Member

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    Let’s call it Galacticale!


    3kg Breiss CBW Pale Ale

    250g Crystal Malt (50) steeped in 3lt for 30mins @75c

    1ltr Sparge @ 65 deg

    20g Super Pride @ 45mins

    15g Galaxy @ 10mins

    20g Galaxy @ F0

    Top up with filtered water to 15lt and chill cube to 18c

    Top up to 21lt

    15g Morgans American Ale yeast rehydrated

    OG 1043




    Day 6 dry hop with 30g of Galaxy to preserve as much aroma as possible... there’s a clear oil slick looking film on top ... Gravity is now at 1012 and it tastes brilliant and hoping this is just hop oil but I am concerned. I’m not game to open again for a photo. Any feedback welcome.
     
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    philjohnwilliams Well-Known Member

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    I have noticed the same oily film on some of my hoppier beers. I assumed it was hop oil, and none of the batches I saw this on showed any sign of infection. There is no guarantee that that the beer isn't infected, but I think if the beer tastes fine you are probably okay.
     
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    must be an Aussie homebrewer eh?
    id say shell be right mate dont sweat it....
    just my 2c
     

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