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Old 04-01-2006, 04:57 AM   #1
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Default Take a look at my first brew in primary

Extract brew with 1lb specialty grains, hops, and dry yeast (rehydrated and pitched at 76º. I managed to cool wort in about 5 minutes. Had a wicked hot break also.
Poured wort through strainer into funnel and into carboy, worked really well for keeping all the hops out.

Does all this gunge look normal to you all? What am I seeing? Hot break & cold break boogers?

Pictures taken about 1.75 hrs after pitching. I've left it alone since then. No bubbles yet, but I don't expect them until tomorrow (no starter).

Should I be worried? Probably not, but it's my maiden brew.












Any input is appreciated.

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Old 04-01-2006, 05:04 AM   #2
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looks good enough to drink!

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Old 04-01-2006, 05:14 AM   #3
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Ah, that's another thing. I did take a shot glass sized sample when I took my OG (1.066 corrected for temp). It tasted super sweet and very very hoppy. I think it's going to be great. (Honey Cream Ale).

Woohoo!


Anyone else want to comment on the boogers? Is that normal?

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Old 04-01-2006, 05:29 AM   #4
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That looks fairly normal to me... The scottish 80/- I did recently looked exactly the same as that. Its the yeast working. I had the same striations (sp) as the yeast got to work. I don't think you have anything to worry about.

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Old 04-01-2006, 05:32 AM   #5
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Fantastic.

Ugly as hell isn't it? (in a beautiful beerish sort of way!)

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Old 04-01-2006, 05:33 AM   #6
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when that yeast on the bottom makes it's way to the top.....

it' might blow....

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Is that what it does? Works it's way from the bottom up?

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Man, that's a good lookin batch. It might sneak up on ya later. A blow-off tube would be a good idea, or you'll be up @2 am to check on it.

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Old 04-01-2006, 05:54 AM   #9
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Is it uncommon to have a brew look like this? I'm totally green as to what this should look like. I feel like I just had my third kid, hope it doesn't grow up spoiled.

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Old 04-01-2006, 05:57 AM   #10
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all is normal.

wait until that yeast stops multiplying and starts eating! you will see one hell of a crazy, swirling, chaotic scene, and the fermenter will start to warm up.

You gotta love glass fermenters... it's a hell of a show in there.

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