New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Something may be wrong with my 2nd beer.




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-09-2012, 08:32 PM   #1
dilonious
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 4
Default Something may be wrong with my 2nd beer.

Our second beer..

The caribou slobber kit..

I *think* it might have been a bit warm, it fermented like crazy for two days and stopped.. then I get a picture text of the top.. not looking good.

We unfortunately didn't measure OG.
AND we don't have precise temp control of the fermentation room.. but it should have been 68-70deg. using danstar windsor yeast.

Can you tell what went wrong?





__________________
dilonious is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-09-2012, 08:36 PM   #2
ETCS
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Groton, CT
Posts: 595
Liked 21 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

From what i can see nothing went wrong. The stuff on the top is just yeast rafts. Mine look like that all the time. Just because your last batch didnt look like that doesnt meaan anything. They all look different. As for the gravity, since its a kit you can go by the OG that the kit says.



Cheers



__________________

Brewers make wort, Yeast make beer!!!!

ETCS is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-09-2012, 08:52 PM   #3
unionrdr
Gotta home brew jones
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 26,577
Liked 1662 Times on 1467 Posts
Likes Given: 1138

Default

Yup,krausen residue on the glass,yeast rafts on the beer. Normal.
__________________
Everything works if ya let it-Roady(meatloaf)
unionrdr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-09-2012, 08:53 PM   #4
dilonious
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 4
Default

Dude. you made my day.

I can't wait to try this beer.

I'll grab a wine theif and check the gravity, I plan to just leave this in its primary for ~3 weeks and bottle.

__________________
dilonious is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-09-2012, 09:07 PM   #5
brdrumz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Advance, NC
Posts: 25
Default

I just did the Caribou Slobber this weekend (1 of 2 first batch beers) from an extract kit. I pitched (dry yeast/rehydrated) at around 76 degrees @ 7pm on Saturday night.

By Sunday at 11am it was like 80 degrees! (and darned near boiling!) ha-ha!
The krausen was way high and my primary bucket was warm to the touch. I had no idea the temps would go up so fast and furious!
I had to cool it off....so I put the primary bucket in some cold water and got the temps down to 64 degrees....it continued to bubble nicely the remainder of the day.

But today I notice a big slowdown in activity, bubbling quite slow...and I'm concerned the excessive heat initially hurt my yeast, or made it all ferment too fast. I don't want under fermented beer or OFF FLAVORS due to the initial high heat.

Wonder why it took off so quickly and vigorously, as where my WHEATEN BEATDOWN (wheat extract beer) had a nice 64 degree temp and never varied. It's still bubbling nicely as I type. No slowdown yet on this beer. Seems to be fermenting good.

__________________
brdrumz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-09-2012, 09:10 PM   #6
AdamPag
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Glen Cove, NY
Posts: 351
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts

Default

You do know water boils at 212* F correct? 100*C is boiling

__________________
AdamPag is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-09-2012, 09:13 PM   #7
dilonious
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 4
Default

I'd meant to stop and get a stick on temp gauge for the carboy. It was fermenting so much more furiously than my first beer that I opened the garage and wafted cool air into its room a few times. I have an old fridge at my parent's house that I need to pickup and get setup to ferment in!

__________________
dilonious is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-09-2012, 10:29 PM   #8
ETCS
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Groton, CT
Posts: 595
Liked 21 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dilonious View Post
Dude. you made my day.

I can't wait to try this beer.

I'll grab a wine theif and check the gravity, I plan to just leave this in its primary for ~3 weeks and bottle.
I don't check my gravity until at least the 3 week point, most times not even until I keg. At that point I know fermentation is done and ready. Every time you open and "check" on it, your risk infection. Just be patient and let it go, hard to do, but worth it in the end.

Cheers
__________________

Brewers make wort, Yeast make beer!!!!

ETCS is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-09-2012, 10:43 PM   #9
brdrumz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Advance, NC
Posts: 25
Default

Yeah, when I said "darned near boiling" I was being sarcastic....and what I meant was the airlock was non-stop bubbling vigorously. (looked like it was boiling!)

__________________
brdrumz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-10-2012, 12:35 AM   #10
AdamPag
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Glen Cove, NY
Posts: 351
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts

Default

High ferm temps in the 80s are likely to produce Fusels, fingers crossed man



__________________
AdamPag is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What is wrong with my beer jawilson20 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 44 05-25-2012 02:56 AM
Bah!! i think something is wrong with my beer... oinyo Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 01-20-2009 05:44 PM
Bad Beer What did I do wrong? ccowie Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 09-07-2008 07:52 PM
Mr. Beer- Went Wrong BearsWickedBrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 06-25-2008 11:59 PM
something is wrong with my beer kirstess Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 15 11-29-2006 10:43 PM