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Old 02-13-2012, 02:37 PM   #1
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2 questions.

1. I just made this beer last night and I'm not sure if this looks normal or not so I figured I'd post a picture and ask. If it does look like an infection, what should I do?

2. Also, I have some yeast pellets that didn't quite make it down into the carboy (they're on the side and up around the neck), what should I do to get them down in the beer or should I leave them alone? I just worry here about those getting infected?

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Old 02-13-2012, 02:43 PM   #2
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looks normal to me, but im only 2 brews in.



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I would say no, looks like the yeast just rehydrated on the side.

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everything looks good to me!

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Any ideas on what I should do for the pellets that are on the side and/or stuck in the neck?

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Look great, just leave it alone.

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Thanks, not sure if it matters or not but the batch I'm talking about that has the pellets in the neck and on the side is not in this picture. That said, should I swirl the carboy to try and get them down in the beer or once again leave it alone?

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Thanks, not sure if it matters or not but the batch I'm talking about that has the pellets in the neck and on the side is not in this picture. That said, should I swirl the carboy to try and get them down in the beer or once again leave it alone?
Nope, you're fine. This looks perfectly normal, and is actually a good sign to see this much krauesen on your wort after a little over 12 hours (based on you saying you made it last night).

As for the yeast stuck to the neck, just leave it alone. Most of the yeast made it into the wort, and reproduced to get the job done. Shaking or swirling that carboy to dissolve them is not necessary and may actually harm your beer by introducing oxygen. Consider the yeast that didn't make it a sacrifice to Ninkasi.
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2 questions.

1. I just made this beer last night and I'm not sure if this looks normal or not so I figured I'd post a picture and ask. If it does look like an infection, what should I do?

2. Also, I have some yeast pellets that didn't quite make it down into the carboy (they're on the side and up around the neck), what should I do to get them down in the beer or should I leave them alone? I just worry here about those getting infected?

Thanks everyone
Looks delicious. Leave it alone.
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It's definitely infected. I specialize in getting rid of batches like this. Send it to me and I'll take care of it for you, no questions asked...



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