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Old 05-02-2009, 02:31 AM   #1
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Default Dunkel is close to target gravity, no airlock activity...but foam?

It's day 8 of my dunkel fermentation, starting gravity was 1.064, kit states a final gravity of 1.012 (but this is with a sg of 1.055, I added some of the AHS sugar mixture to boost the gravity). The gravity reads 1.014, no airlock activity (I know that means nothing, but still). The only thing is...there's still a thick layer of white foam on the top. Now, I've never seen what fermenting beer looks like since I leave my primary usually until it HAS stopped fermenting. Is the beer still fermenting? Is it an infection? I can't tell, I tried a sample and...it tastes like a flat dunkel. Maybe a little off, but nothing that makes me want to spit it out in disgust.

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Old 05-02-2009, 02:43 AM   #2
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Actually, now that I look at it, it's not even a thick layer of foam. It's moreso a layer of frothy bubbles...

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dude relax wait 2 days and take a sample again. if its the same then ur golden

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x2 RDWHAHB!!! I have A strong ale rolling right now, and it looks like your dunkel. STEP AWAY from your brew... Its still early!!

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