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Old 07-24-2009, 11:01 PM   #1
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Default Does this fermentation look normal?

I hate asking this question because I know that every fermentation is different, and I know I should RDWHAHB (which I am sadly out of). But...I've never had a fermentation look like this before and its kind of a putting off a bit of a funky oder. It smells kind of sour, for lack of a better word.

It's a honey blonde ale using WLP060. I brewed in Saturday, fermentation started sometime on Monday. It's been sitting in a cooler of water and the temperature has been around 68 according to the thermometer on the carboy.

Edit: I just took a look, there's more white foam in the krausen compared to this picture.

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Old 07-24-2009, 11:06 PM   #2
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it almost looks like soap. I have never seen that before...I know thats not much help ,

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Old 07-24-2009, 11:09 PM   #3
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it almost looks like soap. I have never seen that before...I know thats not much help ,
Looking like soap was my thought as well. That made me think I didn't rise my carboy out well enough. But, there's no soapy smell.
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It is just krausen and break material. Looks fine to me.

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It is just krausen and break material. Looks fine to me.
What Derek said.
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What Derek said.
+1 I agree; it looks normal to me.
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Yup... break material, yeast, CO2 bubbles, and hop pellets. Perfectly fine. It'll all drop out in a few days!

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looks alright to me

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just fermented a hefe that looked almost exactly like that... came out great!

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Fine to me as well!

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