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Old 01-15-2009, 02:22 AM   #961
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i bottled my WCPA about a week 4 days ago, i bottled them into 12oz glass bottles. when i pulled one out today to have a look, it looked fairly clear with a layer of yeast on the bottom, but on the sides of the bottle, towards the middle, there is some small chunks or dots of stuff. when i swirled the bottle they went off the side of the bottle and swirled around in the middle. could this just be some yeast that hasnt fallen yet? or even some hop particles?(even though i made no hop additions, and theres hardly any hops in the WCPA mix) this is my first batch and i pretty much followed everything by the rules as far as brewing goes, but i used coopers carbonation drops as well as 12 oz bottles. ill prolly drink one this saturday. if even has ever expierienced this or has any idea what might be going on, i would appreciate your help. thanx

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Old 01-15-2009, 03:13 AM   #962
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i bottled my WCPA about a week 4 days ago, i bottled them into 12oz glass bottles. when i pulled one out today to have a look, it looked fairly clear with a layer of yeast on the bottom, but on the sides of the bottle, towards the middle, there is some small chunks or dots of stuff. when i swirled the bottle they went off the side of the bottle and swirled around in the middle. could this just be some yeast that hasnt fallen yet? or even some hop particles?(even though i made no hop additions, and theres hardly any hops in the WCPA mix) this is my first batch and i pretty much followed everything by the rules as far as brewing goes, but i used coopers carbonation drops as well as 12 oz bottles. ill prolly drink one this saturday. if even has ever expierienced this or has any idea what might be going on, i would appreciate your help. thanx

Just leave them alone for 3 weeks at 70...don't shake, don't stare at them...just walk away for three weeks...the yeast knows what it needs to do.
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:16 AM   #963
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Just leave them alone for 3 weeks at 70...don't shake, don't stare at them...just walk away for three weeks...the yeast knows what it needs to do.
i second that, unless you are curious about the carbonation process and green beer. i tried one after a 12 day fermentation and 8 day carb. it was not good at all, very stong cider taste. im trying 1 a week just to taste the process of carbonation but at this point im not impressed!
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:25 AM   #964
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+3 to Revvy's comment. Almost every homebrewer will tell you that they were a bit restless when they made their first batch. Its kind of like a first date, you're nervous in the beginning and by the end of the night you know whether or not you're gonna call them again...

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Old 01-15-2009, 05:38 PM   #965
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Has anyone tried one of the Cider kits for the Mr. Beer? I just bottled my Canadian draft and it seems to have turned out. i was just wondering if anyone has any experience with the cider kits or any other ideas that would work with the mr. Beer sized keg...

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Old 01-15-2009, 06:30 PM   #966
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Currently brewing High Country. My first time brewing.

After 7 days it looked done so I sampled a teaspoon. It tasted super sweet. Not done.

After 13 days it had what appeared to be skin on top. I don't know what this "foam" and "floating colonies" are supposed to look like. I took the best picture I could. It smelled like beer and tasted like beer (still slightly sweet). Is this a bacterial infection?

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Old 01-15-2009, 09:38 PM   #967
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It's kind of hard to tell from your pic, but I'm guessing clumps of protein or yeast. It's not at all uncommon to see them floating around in your beer in the fermentor.

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Old 01-15-2009, 09:43 PM   #968
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I'm not one to scare monger but the way those things are wanting to join up looks like the I word.

Draw a sample and taste it.

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Old 01-16-2009, 12:14 AM   #969
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My Mr. Beer is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow, and I am already using what I learned on this forum to get a head start. So far, I bought yeast from my local grocery store, having read that the Mr. Beer yeast is mediocre at best. Also, I ordered some corn sugar online, having read that cane sugar is no good. I also now know to use Mr. Beer instructions as a minimum guideline, rather than a hard and fast rule. But here is my question: there is nowhere near where I live that has a LHBS, so if I want a carboy, airlock or hydrometer, where should I look, other than the Internet?

Can't wait for my first batch, and my 2nd batch will be St. Patrick's Irish Stout!

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If you have no LHBS then the internet is the easiest.

What is your location?

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