Floating mass in my White Wheat

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Floating mass in my White Wheat

Postby Mame80 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:21 pm

Hello, I have been brewing all grain for two years. And have brewed this many times (3gal/10l). But this time I used a different (weaker) gas burner. I noticed after my mash it seemed a little thicker. But continued. Long story short. In my fermenter I have a floating mass that's about 50% of the carboy. It is finished fermenting 1.011. It's smells and tastes fine. Any ideas?

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Re: Floating mass in my White Wheat

Postby tookalisten » Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:45 pm

If it tastes and smells good; you should be fine. A pic would help. If you look at the "Support" section, there is a thread on posting pictures.
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Re: Floating mass in my White Wheat

Postby pclemon » Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:44 am

No idea what that is - though it just looks like a bunch of break material and yeast that's settled to the bottom - but agree with Took that if it tastes and smells fine, there's no concerns about drinking it.
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Re: Floating mass in my White Wheat

Postby Mame80 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:50 am

I was wondering if I didn't have a vigorous enough boil going? Maybe is didn't breakdown something?
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Re: Floating mass in my White Wheat

Postby turbo_ale » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:32 am

Cold break and trub. Because of the less than vigorous boil and the high percentage of wheat, oats, the proteins did not settle out in the boil kettle, were picked up into the transfer. Not an issue, just not ideal, but will make good beer anyway.
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