Oily film on top of fermenting beer

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  1. Trialben

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    What:eek:Candida now that sounds like something seperate to brewing ha ha :p sounds like something i might end up with after a big night on the town:D.
    Dont wanna drink that stuff not sure what that sorta infection might taste like in the homebrewing department but keen to stick clear of it more of a hop flavour fan:p.
     
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    Nooo don't worry
    in the worst case it make your beer good for salad :D
     
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    It's really not something that shows up unless you look closely. It just looks like vegetable oil floating on top. Could this be oils released from dry hopping?
     
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    yes most likely and if it is just mix it back in
     
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    Yes dry hop do it.. I didn't want to make you worried but by the picture the film seems to be white colour .. if not there's no problem
     
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    Either that or stop parking the old shovel head next to the well.
     
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    Lol. Ok.
     
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    Wort wars, episode IV, Return of the Vorlauf!

    Oh ...I love that one!
     
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    Oh the fermentor oil film bloody great watch that one!
     
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    It is a great subsequent picture film!
     
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    So I just had to read this thread, and I couldn't get past the OP...

    Occasionally I will sometimes notice an oily-looking film on top of the beer after it has been in the secondary fermenter, usually prior to bottling. Is this a compound from the hops or malt? I don't think it's Star San since I'm pretty good at rinsing everything after sanitizing.

    o_O
    Not that this has anything to do with the point of this thread, but does anyone rinse after using Star San? I think rinsing off the sanitizer has to create some non-zero risk. Maybe I'm just paranoid.
     
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    One obviously rinses after sanitizing with a no rinse sanitizer? Right?
    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    Definitely hop oils, definitely, yeah....wait a minute! Are we taking about films or movies?? o_Oo_Oo_O

    I love this forum...is there any place else that a 3 year old thread with an OP that hasn't been seen in at least 2 years gets so much traffic!
     
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    Essential Hop Oils?
     
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    Does anyone here now do secondary ferments? Rinsing away no-rinse sanitizer does defeat the purpose. The OP seems to have given the beer a lot of exposure to the air, instead of keeping things sealed away. Someone should make a movie.
     
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    Tells us what you like about it other than the oily film that is:D:p!
     
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    It's a really great thread, the best thread ever!
     

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