Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > This is just Off-Gassing, right? (pic)
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-31-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
naga77777
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Oxford, NC
Posts: 440
Liked 53 Times on 45 Posts
Likes Given: 646

Default This is just Off-Gassing, right? (pic)

This is my first batch (NB caribou slobber with dry yeast-- windsor i believe). It was in primary (bucket) for 3 weeks, then racked into a brand new better-bottle that still had a good bit of star-san foam in it (on purpose, after pouring out the liquid star-san).

Well, the batch had been through a LOT, including pitching too warm, cooling down to mid 60's (ferm chiller), then back to low 70's (closet) after initial fermentation died down. It was in the closet for the last 2 weeks of primary. Nare-a bubble from the airlock (i know it's not an indicator of fermentation).

I racked into the better bottle, and 1 day after racking, the star-san foam bubbles (which appear clear) were replaced by these bubbles (kinda white/creamish). And the airlock was bubbling every couple seconds (as compared to "not squat" for 2 weeks).

It's just off-gassing, right? From me rousing the yeast by racking? And/or the nutrient qualities of the star-san? *fingers crossed*

I'm planning on bottling this batch (I don't keg...yet). I will be taking 3 readings as per protocol, but I just wanted to make sure I dont need to worry about bottle bombs.

thanks





__________________
naga77777 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2012, 07:55 PM   #2
twistr25
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
twistr25's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 1,391
Liked 111 Times on 104 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

The readings will let you know whether its off-gassing or not. Since it just looks like bubbles, I would think the StarSan is just hanging around and soaked up the beer color.

__________________

____________________
Primary: N/A
Bottled: All Hallow's Eve Pumpkin Ale
Kegs: Sunset Orange Kolsch Redux
Future: Black IPA Redux, possibly others
2013 Previous: Sunrise Honey Rye Pale Ale, Dark Skies Black IPA, Sunset Orange Kolsch, All Hallow's Eve Pumpkin Ale, Maple Vanilla Brown Ale, Raining Hops and Dogs IPA, Starry Night Vanilla Bourbon Porter

Awards/Recognition
Dark Skies Black IPA - 2nd Place at a local comp. Score of 39 from a BJCP judge

Twistr25 Recipes

GT Keezer Build

twistr25 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2012, 08:08 PM   #3
naga77777
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Oxford, NC
Posts: 440
Liked 53 Times on 45 Posts
Likes Given: 646

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by twistr25 View Post
The readings will let you know whether its off-gassing or not.
Thanks for the reply.

So, if it's just off-gassing, the readings shouldn't change, right? (since co2 is just coming outta solution doesnt necessarily mean alcohol's being produced and gravity's dropping right?)
__________________
naga77777 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2012, 08:08 PM   #4
paulster2626
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
paulster2626's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,839
Liked 327 Times on 218 Posts
Likes Given: 530

Default

mmmm dogfish 90

__________________
paulster2626 is offline
NordeastBrewer77 Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2012, 08:09 PM   #5
NordeastBrewer77
NBA Playa
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
 
NordeastBrewer77's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posts: 7,933
Liked 1075 Times on 783 Posts
Likes Given: 3977

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by paulster2626 View Post
mmmm dogfish 90
My thoughts exactly!
__________________
The Polk Street Brewery

Brewin' 'n' Que'n - YouTube Shenanigans

Quote:
Originally Posted by yeoitsmatt View Post
can i drink this? I mean. Im gunna. But is it fine?
Quote:
Originally Posted by yeoitsmatt View Post
it's not a barley wine. it's an ale.
Quote:
Originally Posted by bottlebomber View Post
Have you seen the price of ketchup lately? And I'm not talking Heinz.
NordeastBrewer77 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2012, 08:12 PM   #6
twistr25
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
twistr25's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 1,391
Liked 111 Times on 104 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by naga77777 View Post
Thanks for the reply.

So, if it's just off-gassing, the readings shouldn't change, right? (since co2 is just coming outta solution doesnt necessarily mean alcohol's being produced?)
Correct
__________________

____________________
Primary: N/A
Bottled: All Hallow's Eve Pumpkin Ale
Kegs: Sunset Orange Kolsch Redux
Future: Black IPA Redux, possibly others
2013 Previous: Sunrise Honey Rye Pale Ale, Dark Skies Black IPA, Sunset Orange Kolsch, All Hallow's Eve Pumpkin Ale, Maple Vanilla Brown Ale, Raining Hops and Dogs IPA, Starry Night Vanilla Bourbon Porter

Awards/Recognition
Dark Skies Black IPA - 2nd Place at a local comp. Score of 39 from a BJCP judge

Twistr25 Recipes

GT Keezer Build

twistr25 is offline
naga77777 Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2012, 08:45 PM   #7
mikemet
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: levittown, new york
Posts: 140
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NordeastBrewer77 View Post
My thoughts exactly!
Saw that right away. Not your average session beer
__________________

Primary 1 > Funky Dunky w/ Lemon test
Primary 2 > Apfelwein
Primary 3 > Experimental Pale Ale

Bottled > Bellys Belgium-E, Brown Eye PA-E, Pale Ale-E, Guinness -biab, Apfelwein, Funky Dunky Blonde-biab

mikemet is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2012, 09:15 PM   #8
unionrdr
Wannabe author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 28,959
Liked 2005 Times on 1756 Posts
Likes Given: 1484

Default

Idk,I see some yeast krausen in the bubbles around the sides. Maybe it wasn't quite down to FG yet? Racking it could stir things up besides dissolved co2...
__________________
Everything works if ya let it-Roady(meatloaf)
My new book is on Amazon Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L3MCU0W
unionrdr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2012, 09:30 PM   #9
NordeastBrewer77
NBA Playa
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
 
NordeastBrewer77's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posts: 7,933
Liked 1075 Times on 783 Posts
Likes Given: 3977

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikemet View Post
Saw that right away. Not your average session beer
$hit, I'd "session" the $hit outta some DFH 90!!
__________________
The Polk Street Brewery

Brewin' 'n' Que'n - YouTube Shenanigans

Quote:
Originally Posted by yeoitsmatt View Post
can i drink this? I mean. Im gunna. But is it fine?
Quote:
Originally Posted by yeoitsmatt View Post
it's not a barley wine. it's an ale.
Quote:
Originally Posted by bottlebomber View Post
Have you seen the price of ketchup lately? And I'm not talking Heinz.
NordeastBrewer77 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-31-2012, 09:46 PM   #10
naga77777
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Oxford, NC
Posts: 440
Liked 53 Times on 45 Posts
Likes Given: 646

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by unionrdr View Post
Idk,I see some yeast krausen in the bubbles around the sides. Maybe it wasn't quite down to FG yet? Racking it could stir things up besides dissolved co2...
thanks for the insight... in my newbie opinion it's highly possible, if not probable.

I took 2 hydrometer readings before ever taking it outta the bucket.

I screwed up as far as temp correction goes, but everything else aside, the meniscus was at 1024 one day, and 1023 two days later. So regardless of whether the gravity was actually 1024 or not, I swear it was still moving after 3 weeks

That's the reason I put it in secondary, I was scared to bottle it, and wanted to open up my bucket for my next batch.

Maybe I gave the yeasties a little kick in the rear, and they decided to finish their job?

Just above all, I wanted to make sure the new "bubbles" and airlock activity was nothing to worry about. Like *gasp* infection....
__________________
naga77777 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
bottle during off-gassing? paino_8 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 07-20-2012 06:57 PM
De-gassing wort samples danb35 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 06-11-2012 12:40 AM
Gassing kegs Bradzyw Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 11-06-2011 09:12 PM
IPA in 2ndry - continued fermentation or off gassing?? axr Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 06-02-2009 11:00 PM