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walrusbt 02-26-2012 01:37 AM

Is this normal or a sign of infection?
 
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It's my fourth brew and first in several months. I brewed this five days ago and its been fermenting nicely. I noticed a bunch of crap along ths sides though - this is probably normal but still not sure. I don't necessarily remember seeing this before during fermentation, but it does seem like I've at least cleaned something similar when I've cleaned the carboy later. There's a big blob of something floating though (see top left of photo). I'm not stressed about it or anything, but curious.:mug:

lamppa 02-26-2012 01:40 AM

looks fien to me.

JLem 02-26-2012 01:42 AM

Looks fine to me. What yeast did you pitch?

walrusbt 02-26-2012 01:52 AM

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Originally Posted by JLem (Post 3830004)
Looks fine to me. What yeast did you pitch?

Safale US-05

JLem 02-26-2012 01:59 AM

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Originally Posted by walrusbt

Safale US-05

I don't have much experience with that yeast, but I still think your pic looks fine. That large clump floating reminds me of some of the high flocculating yeasts I've used where i end up with almost jello-like trub at the bottom of the fermenter. Infections tend to be less clumpy, white, and "bubbly".

walrusbt 02-26-2012 02:08 AM

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Originally Posted by JLem (Post 3830055)
I don't have much experience with that yeast, but I still think your pic looks fine. That large clump floating reminds me of some of the high flocculating yeasts I've used where i end up with almost jello-like trub at the bottom of the fermenter. Infections tend to be less clumpy, white, and "bubbly".

Thanks

Stauffbier 02-26-2012 02:16 AM

I have a batch that looks just like that, and it's about 6 days in as well. In my case I got a real healthy fermentation with a lot of yeast in the krausen. As the krausen starts to drop after a few days some yeast clings to the side of the fermentor.. No worries!

BW210 02-26-2012 02:21 AM

Cool. I Also have a carboy that looks like that. I used a washed WLP001 CA Ale yeast with a starter and fermented @62-64 degrees. Thing took off like nothing I've see before... so bad I had to hook up a blow of tube in a 1/2 gallon bottle in a cooler.

Stauffbier 02-26-2012 02:23 AM

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Originally Posted by BW210 (Post 3830103)
Cool. I Also have a carboy that looks like that. I used a washed WLP001 CA Ale yeast with a starter and fermented @62-64 degrees. Thing took off like nothing I've see before... so bad I had to hook up a blow of tube in a 1/2 gallon bottle in a cooler.

Funny, but I could say the exact same thing! Mine was also washed wlp001 and also fermented very strong, also at 62-64F...


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