Come enter the BrewHardware Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Questionable growth on secondary fermentation
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-26-2014, 11:01 PM   #1
theonepower
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 3
Default Questionable growth on secondary fermentation

First time brewer. Very conscious of sanitation. Brewing Caribou Slobber from northernbrewer.com. I am wondering if what is going on is normal. Slight bubbling at the top and some sort of brownish sediment or growth seen on the side of the carboy. I guess I'm just looking for some reassurance.. And explanation of what I'm seeing. Was 2 weeks in primary and going on 24 days in secondary. Thanks

File Type: jpg 1417042813367.jpg (40.2 KB, 55 views)
File Type: jpg 1417042872915.jpg (51.3 KB, 55 views)
__________________
theonepower is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2014, 11:06 PM   #2
djfriesen
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,188
Liked 26 Times on 24 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

With only a 2 week primary, you probably still had quite a bit of yeast in suspension.

Yeast will actually flocculate and settle on those carboy ribs. I don't see anything that would make me suspicious.
The stuff on top looks like yeast rafts and maybe a little off-gassing. But nothing to worry about.

Out of curiosity, what yeast were you using?

__________________
djfriesen is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2014, 11:50 PM   #3
theonepower
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 3
Default

Thanks for the response and explanation! I used Wyeast 1332

__________________
theonepower is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2014, 11:58 PM   #4
djfriesen
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,188
Liked 26 Times on 24 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

This looks exactly like what I've had happen when fermenting in glass carboys, so unless someone can tell you differently, I'm gonna say it's normal fermentation and just yeast. Hopefully someone else will come and either confirm my assessment, or blow it out of the water.

__________________
djfriesen is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-27-2014, 12:12 AM   #5
theonepower
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 3
Default

Alright awesome thank you!

__________________
theonepower 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
Secondary Growth? DocAJ Hops Growing 1 07-10-2014 09:27 PM
Growth on top layer of Secondary Na71v3 Fermentation & Yeast 4 07-28-2011 03:34 AM
growth in secondary plate Mead Forum 2 12-30-2010 09:29 PM
Questionable fermentation... Kingston Introductions 3 06-06-2010 10:14 PM
questionable fermentation pohanky Fermentation & Yeast 13 05-23-2010 03:57 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS