Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Does this look normal (2)

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-27-2012, 11:44 PM   #1
Curt480
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Posts: 20
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default Does this look normal (2)

Hello folks,

I figure I'm good for at least (5) Does this look normal threads pertaining to my initial 5 batches. A few weeks back I was concerned my first batch had no activity and now with my 2nd batch (Kolsch) I am having some ridiculous activity and need confirmation this is normal. Couple questions:

1) I used WLP029 Liquid Vial yeast for Kolsch Ale and this stuff is boss. Far more potent than the cheap bagged yeast provided in my previous kit (I upgraded). Is this normal activity for kolsch brew, or is the yeast the reason I'm seeing so much activity?

Your feedback is appreciated. I keep coming up with new stuff and this is batch #2 to so go easy :P

Also on a side note, I had to provide my inaugural bottling of batch #1 photo. Pretty pumped t-minus 2 weeks.

beer1.jpg   photo.jpg  
__________________
Curt480 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-28-2012, 03:24 AM   #2
gr8shandini
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Philly
Posts: 799
Liked 56 Times on 43 Posts

Default

That would be krausen, my friend. Perfectly normal. Your last batch probably had it too, but you may not have looked before it settled back in.

__________________
gr8shandini is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-28-2012, 04:10 AM   #3
jmtwo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Posts: 92
Liked 15 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

NO!!! It's not normal! Get out of the house NOW!


Oh wait, it's just Krausen. Carry on chaps.

__________________
jmtwo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-28-2012, 04:11 AM   #4
jestmaty
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: katy, texas
Posts: 138
Liked 13 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Now... keep that fermenter closed! :slaps gr8shandini on the hand:

I just recently started primary fermenting in my 6.5 gallon better bottle, you get a front row seat to the party/yeast orgy. And... you don't have to open the lid to "see what's going on"

__________________
jestmaty is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-28-2012, 04:46 AM   #5
hansen_sh
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Thornton, Colorado
Posts: 45
Liked 5 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 19

Default

Nope that's not normal. Blue caps? You'll want to wrap those up and send them to me right away. The other pic, that one looks just fine.

__________________
hansen_sh is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-28-2012, 04:54 AM   #6
Curt480
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Posts: 20
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hansen_sh
Nope that's not normal. Blue caps? You'll want to wrap those up and send them to me right away. The other pic, that one looks just fine.
Lol that's funny
__________________
Curt480 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-28-2012, 04:54 AM   #7
Curt480
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Posts: 20
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jmtwo
NO!!! It's not normal! Get out of the house NOW!

Oh wait, it's just Krausen. Carry on chaps.
I figured I'd get a response like this Ty! Lol glad everything is a ok
__________________
Curt480 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-28-2012, 12:03 PM   #8
TheMerkle
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: jacksonville, fl
Posts: 123
Likes Given: 4

Default

Keep the lid on that thang! The natural Co2 occupying the headspace is your friend. Don't waste it.

__________________
TheMerkle is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-28-2012, 12:15 PM   #9
jestmaty
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: katy, texas
Posts: 138
Liked 13 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMerkle View Post
Keep the lid on that thang! The natural Co2 occupying the headspace is your friend. Don't waste it.
Very important point

After being a homebrewer for about a year and a half, I'm still learning new things about the process... like Co2 'blanketing' the beer.

Oh man, I haven't brewed since July 29th and I'm starting to get the shakes
__________________
jestmaty is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-28-2012, 01:35 PM   #10
woody34
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 132
Liked 19 Times on 11 Posts

Default

Those blue caps look awesome.
I'd say you're doing just fine. now shut the lid and be patient.

__________________
woody34 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
is this normal? timmy7649 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 09-26-2011 06:16 PM
Do this look normal? mcshaw16 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 05-28-2009 10:37 PM
Is this normal? Suddy Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 04-13-2009 04:36 PM
I know this is normal but... shaundesjardins Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 01-19-2009 06:13 PM
Not seen before-normal? tbone Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 06-20-2008 11:56 PM