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Old 11-05-2008, 04:06 AM   #1
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Reading a thread it seems like this is the 1 inch buildup of stuff on the top of my fermenting beer? what is this!!!??? its ugly. smells good.


So i shouldnt freak out?


or should I keg my beer then send it to you to dispose of?

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Old 11-05-2008, 04:11 AM   #2
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Yeah that means its working, it will die down in a few days

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Old 11-05-2008, 04:13 AM   #3
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It's perfectly normal, after a week or two it should disappear. Don't freak out. I don't even look into the fermenter anymore before 10-14 days, just let it do it's thing and everything will be all right.

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That ugly pile o' gunk is just what each of us wait to see every time we pitch our yeast.

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Old 11-05-2008, 04:15 AM   #5
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but WHAT is it? It hasnt happened to all my beers? i dont think...

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It's a mixture of yeast, proteins and hops residue mostly. It indicates a good healthy fermentation.

The only times I haven't got a krausen is with the Mr. Beer kits that I did. Some recipes will have more krausen than others. Even if you didn't see it happen with prior brews, you can usually see the residue on the sides of the fermenter above the liquid level that proves it was there.

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Old 11-05-2008, 04:24 AM   #7
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mmmmmm. okay thanks!!!

looks tasty my gf was telling me how much she wanted to eat it.
NOT lolol

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It's actually very, very bitter.

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