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Old 07-21-2007, 11:57 PM   #1
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Ok, so I finally got to try my first brew today and I have to say I was pleasantly suprised. It's no Broolyn, but I thought I has done a few things wrong but if I did none of them came through. So I decide in celebration that I want to brew my second batch. Again it's a kit (Coopers this time) figuring one last go through before I take the next step to specialty grains. Everything went great - the things I thought I did wrong last time I made sure to do right this time. Except when I poured the cooled wort in with the water to get to 5 gallons I got suds - and it looked like soap suds. Now I did wash my brew pot with soap after I made my last batch and before I knew any better, but I literally rinsed it 25 times and looked for bubbles in fear of soap beer. The bubbles in the suds, however, do not have that soapy colored look. They are clear. I have been racking my brain trying to remember if this happened last time, but I don't think I did. Anyway, anyone have thoughts about what it could be. Is it from the wort? Please calm my nerves or open my eyes to stark reality.

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Old 07-22-2007, 12:00 AM   #2
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It's just bubbles from pouring the wort, nothing to worry about.

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Old 07-22-2007, 12:37 AM   #3
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yep, aerated wort bubbles/foam.

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Old 07-22-2007, 12:49 AM   #4
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Thanks guys - now I will drown my relief in my first homebrew.

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Yup, just suds. Freaked me out too when I saw it.

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Old 07-22-2007, 04:11 PM   #6
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The weird thing is I don't remember it happening last time but maybe I wasn't paying attention to it because it was my first time and concentrating on other things. This time I was much more comfortable and looking for little things I could do better. The good thing is it's fermenting at a bubble every five seconds so hopefully it's all good.

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