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Old 04-03-2012, 03:51 AM   #1
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Is this an infection? I opened my fermenter up to take a hydrometer reading and this is what I saw. I'm just wondering what this is.

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Old 04-03-2012, 03:53 AM   #2
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Looks like residual krausen to me. How's it taste?

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Old 04-03-2012, 03:56 AM   #3
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I agree, looks like a typical krausen ring.

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Old 04-03-2012, 03:56 AM   #4
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It tastes good a little almost natural carbonation but it's not too bad actually. Can this be fixed or is it done?

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Old 04-03-2012, 03:59 AM   #5
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What do you mean fixed? This is the natural course of things. Take gravity readings to see if fermentation is complete...

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That beer is perfectly fine, check it again in a week.

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Okay yes I just read on the krausen ring and didn't realize what it was before I posted. Does anyone recommend racking to secondary, bottling, or just waiting. I wanted to bottle thursday as long as my gravity readings were steady all week. Sound like a bad idea?

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looks fine,sanatize, take gravity, sanitize, and close back up,sanatize, just to be safe,lol!

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Okay yes I just read on the krausen ring and didn't realize what it was before I posted. Does anyone recommend racking to secondary, bottling, or just waiting. I wanted to bottle thursday as long as my gravity readings were steady all week. Sound like a bad idea?
I know it is nerve racking thinking you might screw something up, but it is hard to screw up a beer. There are many schools of thought about how people should proceed (primary only, secondary, etc.), but it is your beer! Do what you want with it. Experiment and try things out. This is how you will truly become better at brewing and you will lock down your process. Read this forum. There are so many people on here that have done anything and everything when it comes to brewing.
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Its not ready for secondary I can tell you that right now. But personally I would leave it in the primary bucket until bottle time. To each his own. Keep track of your gravity readings when they level out either transfer it, or just keep it in that bucket for another 2 weeks, dont be constantly checking up on it either, the more you open it the more you risk contamination, as well as releasing the nice co2 buffer that fills the head space in the bucket.

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