New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > foam question




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-21-2008, 05:48 AM   #1
coolbeerluke
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Marquette, MI
Posts: 68
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default foam question

My Nut Brown Ale brew is 2 days old now and bubbling in the airlock has slowed down. Bubbling began after about 12 hours. There was probably a 1 cm width of foam, which has now recessed in which there is now a thin layer of some brown slimy looking stuff. First off, is this all normal. Second, am I supposed to be expecting more foam? The temperature has been around 72 degrees...is this too warm? Thanks, Luke



__________________
coolbeerluke is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-21-2008, 06:49 AM   #2
BlindLemonLars
Conqueroo Brew
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BlindLemonLars's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,445
Liked 9 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 31

Default

You're fine, nothing you described is out of the ordinary. The foam and "slimy stuff" is krausen, the amount of which depends on a wide variety of factors. You're understandably nervous about what I assume is your first brew, but try to relax and trust the yeast to do their job: they are quite good at it.

I like to ferment ales in the mid-sixties, but 72 is not terribly high. I've made wonderful beers at similar temps.



__________________
BlindLemonLars is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-21-2008, 07:45 AM   #3
scinerd3000
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Milton, De
Posts: 2,155
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 29

Default

its gonna look scummy for a bit....let it ride out and give it a week to ten days before you do ANYTHING. At that point take a hydrometer reading(sanatize first) and then take one a few days later and compare. If they are the same then ur done primary...if not let it sit a bit longer.

__________________
On Hiatus: Brewing at work....
scinerd3000 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-21-2008, 10:58 AM   #4
Grinder12000
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Grinder12000's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Columbus WI
Posts: 2,938
Liked 33 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

You might want to do some research on using a blow off tube. For me about 25% of my brews REALLY blow off some good size slim so I always insert a blow off tube for a few days before I put on an airlock.

Every batch is different and you will see all sorts of crazy things with the krausen.

__________________

Grinders Island Brewery - Pipeline

Bottled! Award winning East India Porter, Oatmeal Stout, Milk Stout, Saison fermenting at 85 degrees as I type.

Grinder12000 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-21-2008, 11:29 AM   #5
flyangler18
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Hanover, PA
Posts: 5,679
Liked 25 Times on 25 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Yep, totally normal. Here's a blowoff tube setup I rigged up.



__________________
flyangler18 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My first glass of beer from my kegged batch... all foam. The second? all foam. 3rd? nerdlogic Bottling/Kegging 24 11-15-2012 02:14 PM
Star San Question - (foam) forcera Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 13 10-12-2009 10:15 PM
Aeration/Foam Question Boodlemania General Beer Discussion 3 04-13-2009 08:33 PM
Haier kegerator conversion - foam baby foam... lilzaphod Bottling/Kegging 5 10-08-2008 04:22 PM
Keg Foam Question... outcastjra Bottling/Kegging 11 02-18-2008 10:46 PM