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dprbrts42 09-21-2011 05:12 AM

Sanity Check Please...
 
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I brewed my first batch which is the NB kit, Caribou Slobber on 9/10 and feel like I did everything pretty cleanly. I am concerned that I may have pitched the yeast too hot. I neglected to take a temp reading before pitching the yeast. The yeast I used was the Wyeast 1332 Northwest Ale.

After 12 hours the krausen was 2 inches thick and I was very happy. on the 17 the krausen had receded and the top of the fermenting wort was clean with lots of tiny bubbles. Airlock percolating away.

Today, 10 days later, the airlock is still percolating away at 45 seconds per bubble, the beer is still really cloudy, and there are hundreds of tiny bubbles surfacing. I am quite paranoid about messing with it so I don't want to touch it unless I absolutely need too. I plan to leave in primary for three weeks and then bottle.

I built a fermentation chamber which has kept the primary sitting at 68-70 degrees consistantly.

My sanity question is this.... Am I on the correct path in letting things just sit and not touching it until the absolute last minute I can stand it???

Until otherwise guided, I'll keep working on my bottle collection....

9/12 Krausen
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9/20 Bubbles
Attachment 34072


dprbrts42 09-21-2011 05:12 AM

Sanity Check Please...
 
2 Attachment(s)

I brewed my first batch which is the NB kit, Caribou Slobber on 9/10 and feel like I did everything pretty cleanly. I am concerned that I may have pitched the yeast too hot. I neglected to take a temp reading before pitching the yeast. The yeast I used was the Wyeast 1332 Northwest Ale.

After 12 hours the krausen was 2 inches thick and I was very happy. on the 17 the krausen had receded and the top of the fermenting wort was clean with lots of tiny bubbles. Airlock percolating away.

Today, 10 days later, the airlock is still percolating away at 45 seconds per bubble, the beer is still really cloudy, and there are hundreds of tiny bubbles surfacing. I am quite paranoid about messing with it so I don't want to touch it unless I absolutely need too. I plan to leave in primary for three weeks and then bottle.

I built a fermentation chamber which has kept the primary sitting at 68-70 degrees consistantly.

My sanity question is this.... Am I on the correct path in letting things just sit and not touching it until the absolute last minute I can stand it???

Until otherwise guided, I'll keep working on my bottle collection....

9/12 Krausen
Attachment 34071

9/20 Bubbles
Attachment 34072



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