Caribou Slobber extract has been in secondary for a week now, and I noticed a couple of days ago a few patches of off-white foam on the surface that has spread into a thin layer. I’ve never seen this before in secondary. My guess is that it wasn’t finished in primary. It was in primary for 2 weeks at about 66-68 degrees, and gravity reading was 1.019-1.020 when I racked. Thoughts?
Guess I should have read further as someone already posted something similar on 10/6. I’ll check taste, smell, gravity tonight.
Skip the secondary.
Skip the secondary.[/quote]
Yeah, I saw that comin’. I just like the idea of letting the beer “clean up” in secondary.
It will clean up and clear up in a longer primary. Also transfering adds risk of infection and oxidizing the batch. But in the end it’s about preference
Give it some more time and try tasting a sample like you said. More often than not it will be fine
Remember, there’s nothing that can grow in beer that can really hurt you, so give it a bit, and see what happens!
Good news. I did a taste test last night and, well, it tasted like warm, flat Caribou Slobber. No off aromas or tastes. Still a bit of foam on top but all is good. Bottling this weekend. Thanks for the replies everyone!