Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > First brew, green coloration in krausen? Just yeasties or infection?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-13-2005, 01:31 AM   #1
Lobster
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8
Default First brew, green coloration in krausen? Just yeasties or infection?

Hey guys, I just cooked up my first batch about 48 hours ago. I made a British pale ale with white labs yeast and have it sitting with an airlock in my bucket for fermentation. I didn't see the airlock making any clicks like I thought it would, and after 48 hours I became suspicious, so I cracked it open, and I saw some nice looking brown/tan krausen on top with some green all around, just kind of a forest green. Me being as inexperienced as I am, just to calm my nerves, is that normal coloration or is that the color if an infection? I cleaned everything well, but I'm just checking.

I can't wait to transfer it to the secondary, get it in bottles a little later and start drinking homebrew.

Anyway, just wanting to calm my nerves if I can, and yes, I'm having a beer right now; so its not that bad =).


Brandon

__________________
Lobster is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2005, 01:43 AM   #2
El Pistolero
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
El Pistolero's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Houston, Baja Oklahoma
Posts: 3,598
Liked 13 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Could that green possibly be hop green? Relax, and congrats...it's beer.

__________________

[/I] Up Next - Hobgoblin
After That - Czech Pilsner
Primary - Humboldt Hop Rod (4/24)
Primary - NOT Wheat AG SNCA (5/5)
Secondary -
Conditioning - SNCA Clone (3/3),

El Pistolero is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2005, 02:08 AM   #3
Sasquatch
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Sasquatch's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 540
Default

Hop-green is my thought too - any recipe I've done that added pellet hops at the last minute sure as hell had ugly green slime-foam.

__________________

Primary: Lager

Secondary: Sangiovese, Honey Nut Brown, some Pilsner/ale kinda thing that just won't quit...

Bottled:
Tar Sands Porter, Special Dark Bitter,Oaky Red ale, Hammer & Tongs Black Ale, Black Draught, Cooper's Bitter, Baron's Pilsner
Super Saazy Saaz Pilsner Saaz (It's a little green, yet)

Sasquatch is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2005, 02:27 AM   #4
homebrewer_99
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,951
Liked 84 Times on 74 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

It's gone BAD!!! Give it up! We'll be over to take it off your hands!! Don't touch it!!!

OK, a bit overboard I admit.

It's just hops. All's normal. Your brewing, dude!

Congrats!

__________________
HB Bill
homebrewer_99 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2005, 02:33 AM   #5
Lobster
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8
Default

Damn guys, thanks for the quick reply, and that airlock sure is bubbling away now. I'm SOOOOOOOOO damn excited, hehe. I want it to be done right now, but I know patience is a virtue. Maybe after I get it in bottles I'll go ahead and start another batch,,,


What would be a fun second beer? something you think everyone should have,, My fiance likes sout beers such as guinness extra stout. It is all she will drink. Would a very stout and dark beer be a good second beer?

Thanks again guys, and yeah, I left the hops in, so now I understand the green.

Brandon
__________________
Lobster is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2005, 02:39 AM   #6
Born Brewing Co.
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Born Brewing Co.'s Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Sycamore, IL
Posts: 229
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lobster

What would be a fun second beer? something you think everyone should have,, My fiance likes sout beers such as guinness extra stout. It is all she will drink. Would a very stout and dark beer be a good second beer?

With Fall right around the corner, there is nothing better than a nice stout. GO FOR IT!!
__________________
Born Brewing Co.

Primary :empty
Secondary : empty
KEG: empty

May your beer never be empty, and a roof always over your head, and when your day comes, may you get to heaven before the devil knows your dead.
Born Brewing Co. is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-13-2005, 02:42 AM   #7
El Pistolero
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
El Pistolero's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Houston, Baja Oklahoma
Posts: 3,598
Liked 13 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lobster
My fiance likes sout beers such as guinness extra stout. It is all she will drink. Would a very stout and dark beer be a good second beer?
Whatever the fiance/wife/significantother wants is what the fiance/wife/significantother gets, so yeah brew a stout...they're the best thing for us noobees since they can hide a lot of screwups.
__________________

[/I] Up Next - Hobgoblin
After That - Czech Pilsner
Primary - Humboldt Hop Rod (4/24)
Primary - NOT Wheat AG SNCA (5/5)
Secondary -
Conditioning - SNCA Clone (3/3),

El Pistolero 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
brew hut green light ... springer DIY Projects 24 09-16-2009 03:26 PM
First Higher Gravity Brew...Pitching Dry Yeasties ACo Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 07-09-2009 01:49 PM
Green Bottles for First Brew? tigerdentist Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 02-08-2009 04:43 PM
Infection in Krausen (links to pics) indian09 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 23 02-02-2006 10:56 PM
coloration of the brew 2nd Street Brewery General Techniques 4 05-31-2005 02:56 PM