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Old 01-28-2013, 01:58 AM   #1
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Default First 5 Gal Batch, Pictures (I have questions)

So, I put together my very first 5 gallon batch today.

It's an DME American Wheat Ale (I added 1 lb of honey after I turned off the boil) from More Beer.

I'm a little concerned, as it looks like soup that I left out for a couple days...

It has a lot of stuff floating in it... see the pictures. I'm guessing this is completely normal, and I should relax, and have a home brew...

But just in case

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I don't recognize that yeast, but it looks completely normal to me.

Which yeast did you use?

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Fermentis Safbrew WB-06 "Dry Wheat Beer Yeast"

It's in a little purple packet. Purchased it at my LHBS

It's been about an hour, and I can already see small quarter size islands of yeast (I think).


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Also, while I'm thinking about it, I did have a boil over... will that hurt this noticeably?

I boiled the water, then removed from heat, added the DME, then brought back to a boil. Wasn't paying close enough attention, and it boiled over.

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I'd be concerned about the temperature. 78 F is waaaay too hot to ferment at. Can you get it cooled down to the mid-to-low 60's?

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I think it was still a little warm from when I poured it in. The closet its in is mid 60s.

I got the wort down to 130 before pouring it into refrigerated water in the carboy.


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Just checked it, it already dropped to 74

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Didn't even read the thermo. He's right, 78 is way too hot.

Get it down to the mid sixties, or even 70. But at 78, you're going to have a really harsh brew.

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You pitched above 85F? I gotta assume the glass cooled it some, plus the time to make the post and take the picture.

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Those pics were about 30 seconds after yeast pitch.

It was about 78 when I pitched. I probably should have waited a bit longer...

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Ah. I take back my initial post then. I assumed this was several days into fermentation.

I have no idea if this is normal. Did you re-hydrate?

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Looks like cold break to me. Cold break has that miso soup look. It will settle out and you will leave it behind when you rack. I like the color.

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