hist-brewing: A Question to the Brewers

Eylat Poliner allotta at earthlink.net
Tue Feb 16 19:29:31 PST 1999


This could be a sign of Brettanomyces infection.  Brett ususally is slow to form
it's film.  Otherthan that I can't guess.
Did you get any alcohol?



J C Ronsen wrote:

> The following question was published in the 1st Quarter '99 issue of Scum.
> If anyone has an answer that I can publish in response to this, please sent
> it to me.
>
> Question to the Brewers:
> I made a ginger ale (not the soda pop) for the first time. My recipe said
> it should start foaming in 24 hours. I didn't get any foam, I did get
> bubbles. But what I did get, which was weird was, after sitting for a
> month, was a paraffin type growth on the top of my brew.
>
> It could be lifted off in one piece like a thin layer of soft wax, but it
> had an elastic feel to it (like connective tissue found in fresh meat). And
> it grew back. Has anyone ever had this happen to their ale - is my ale ok
> or is this a sign of "contamination?"
>
> I would truly love to know what's going on here! Fellow Brewmasters whom
> I've talked to about this had no idea.
>
> Kama Lee
>
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