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Old 03-04-2012, 08:15 PM   #1
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Default First Time making a Black IPA Question

The Fermentation is half a normal (to Me krausen) and the other half is a brown mud like substance. I will try to post a pic, but is this normal?



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Old 03-04-2012, 08:40 PM   #2
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Looks fine to me, just took a look at my two carboys and look much the same!



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Thanks! I have never done anything dark before so I was a little worried.

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Thanks! I have never done anything dark before so I was a little worried.
Unless mine are bad too, just kidding
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:33 PM   #5
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I made my first CDA recently, yours looks really normal. The only thing I can add to help you is add now that you are already fermenting is add lots of dry hops. My CDA had enough bitterness just not enough aroma or flavor from the late additions.

Anyway hope all turns out well.

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So now it has been almost 2 weeks and the fermentation has stopped but there is a layer on the top that is like small brown circles, will this clear out with time or should I just go ahead and move forward with this brew as is?

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Normal, I have a black steam ale in my primary, looks exactely like yours does. Bottle/Keg it up!!! Though I tend to leave mine sit longer, but sometimes I can't wait either and just xfer it to my keg and drink it!!!



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