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Old 12-03-2013, 12:54 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by RickFortier View Post
I started a paddock wood red ale with wyeast liquid yeast and i have a ton of weird looking krausen. It smells fine and it's only been fermenting for 3 days but is this mould on top?

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Close the lid and DO NOT open it again for 2 weeks, you got any temp control, if not search swamp cooler, your fine but you are hijacking this thread.
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:17 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by CBMbrewer
Not to highjack the thread, but I have had plenty of beers finish in that amount of time and turn out great.
fermenting, yes, me too but not bottle conditioned and ready to drink.
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:09 PM   #13
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I think everyone is misunderstanding his post (or I may be). He bottled after 14 days (on 11/18) but only just tried it yesterday (12/2). That means the bottles did condition (sounds like room temperature) for 2 weeks.

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Old 12-03-2013, 05:38 PM   #14
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Ime,13 days primary is riding the ragged edge. They sometimes get done in 2 weeks,most often 3 weeks. & 2 weeks bottle time usually isn't enough for carbing & conditioning. 3-4 weels at 70F or a bit more is the norm. Those kit instructions are def off on timing things. That was def thing th eyeasties won't tolerate. They have their own schedule that usually doesn't coincide with ours.

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