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Old 11-26-2007, 06:47 PM   #11
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Should I add more yeast to the carboy?

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Old 11-26-2007, 11:25 PM   #12
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In the sealed glass carboy, there were little white(ish) specs slowly moving around...some floating closer to the top. Since my primary was done in a bucket, I'm not sure what the yeast looks like in person so I'm not sure if this is normal. Is it?
Here are some pics of the little specs I have floating in my brew. Can anyone comment on these? Normal?



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Old 11-27-2007, 12:34 AM   #14
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This is as close as I can get...



Let me know.
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Old 11-27-2007, 01:08 AM   #15
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Still looks like yeast clumpies to me!

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I see three things here:

You got a really tasty looking color of dark brown beer developing in the bottom of this crop.

You got jack doddle for airlock activity -> no water droplets stuck to the outermost wall, so no active ferment or contamination

And you got some yeast pieces flocculating together it looks like. Wait for those to settle before you bottle.

Well crud, I got failing upload on this end. The text will have to do for now. Looks real good to me; probably rushing to bottle this weekend in five days, probably good to bottle the following weekend.

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Aslso, see if that little tiny ring of tiny white bubbles doesn't go away right about the same day the whole carboy is as dark as the top two inches is today.

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Should I add more yeast to the carboy?

No! Go drink something that is already in the fridge. Forget about this carboy until Sunday evening when it will be toolate to bottle. Post another pic then if you must.
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Old 11-27-2007, 01:15 AM   #19
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Yeast clumpies? Sorry, all that beer got in my way!

Seriously, that brew looks good! Fermentation isn't pretty, but the end result is beautiful.

You said you sniffed it and it smelt fine, but the taste was off. That taste is called being "green" and despite people assuring me I'd learn over time what my finished beer will taste like from that, it all tastes like crap to me. It was weird, that flavour, but not offensive. That's a huge indicator that the batch isn't infected. Infected beer is REALLY bad not just "kinda" bad.

Congrats on the successful brew!

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Old 11-27-2007, 01:17 AM   #20
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Thanks guys...I feel much better now.
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