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Old 02-26-2012, 01:37 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 02-26-2012, 01:40 AM   #2
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looks fien to me.

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Old 02-26-2012, 01:42 AM   #3
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Looks fine to me. What yeast did you pitch?

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Looks fine to me. What yeast did you pitch?
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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".
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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".
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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!

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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.

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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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