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Old 10-15-2008, 02:11 PM   #1
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I opened up my brew today to take a gravity reading and this is what I found. It didn't have the brown and white scum on it a couple days ago when I popped it open. It is a wheat beer, and it's been in primary for a couple of weeks. I am ready to bottle, but I want to make sure this isn't some protoplasmic goo that will make me sprout a new arm first. (Yes, this is my first attempt at a homebrew, so if I'm fretting over nothing, feel free to tell me.)

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Old 10-15-2008, 02:17 PM   #2
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I opened up my brew today to take a gravity reading and this is what I found. It didn't have the brown and white scum on it a couple days ago when I popped it open. It is a wheat beer, and it's been in primary for a couple of weeks. I am ready to bottle, but I want to make sure this isn't some protoplasmic goo that will make me sprout a new arm first. (Yes, this is my first attempt at a homebrew, so if I'm fretting over nothing, feel free to tell me.)
Ya its pretty normal, specially for a wheat. There just clumps of yeast.
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:35 PM   #3
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And proteins.

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Old 10-15-2008, 04:53 PM   #4
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trust me- when you finally get a glass carboy or better bottle and you see all the gunk floating around and the proteins and krausen floaters your going to have a whole different view of beer. In a sense your creating your own little ecosystem and its gonna look foul.

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Old 10-15-2008, 05:29 PM   #5
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In a sense your creating your own little ecosystem and its gonna look foul.
But it's gonna taste GREAT!

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Old 10-15-2008, 05:31 PM   #6
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Thanks guys... I figured I was looking at something normal, I just wanted to make sure. Team HBT does it again, saved another good ale!

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Old 10-16-2008, 01:02 AM   #8
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That's exactly what I thought as well.

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