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DrinkingLounge 03-26-2013 04:42 AM

What the heck is this stuff?
 
So I just finished my 2nd time brewing. First time a brown ale that turned out pretty well, 2nd time an IPA Kit.

I thnk I followed the directions pretty well. I was super clean but after a few hours after putting it in the first fermentor I get this strange "growth" inside the brew?

Plus the yeast is not going crazy like it did in the Brown Ale I made before. After about 24 hours I'm finally getting some action on the airlock about one bubble every 4 seconds.

Is this stuff Okay? The smell on top of the airlock smells great and hoppy so I don't this it's bad mold or fungus or whatever it is?

Any thoughts?

http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/o...s/photo-75.jpg

snowtires 03-26-2013 04:47 AM

Its normal

CityOChampBrew 03-26-2013 04:49 AM

if you are the type to worry about everything... don't watch the primary .. it's not pretty when its active

Channel66 03-26-2013 04:53 AM

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Originally Posted by CityOChampBrew (Post 5045341)
if you are the type to worry about everything... don't watch the primary .. it's not pretty when its active

I disagree, I think it's mesmerizing.

Ps tis normal

DrinkingLounge 03-26-2013 04:57 AM

Thanks, it's just my other didn't look like a constilation painting from Nasa...

BobbiLynn 03-26-2013 04:59 AM

That's your yeast starting to do it's job. Mustering it's strength, in no time you will see plenty of activity if you keep staring at that airlock.

BobbiLynn 03-26-2013 05:00 AM

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Originally Posted by DrinkingLounge (Post 5045356)
Thanks, it's just my other didn't look like a constilation painting from Nasa...

Haha, yeah, different beers react well, different, than others. Lots of variables.

bleme 03-26-2013 05:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BobbiLynn

Haha, yeah, different beers react well, different, than others. Lots of variables.

+1

Even when you brew the same recipe over and over, there are always differences. I can split a 10 gallon batch into 2 buckets and they will STILL be different!

latium 03-26-2013 05:13 AM

Yeah, especially if it's a different yeast strain. Regarding the picture, I've had apfelwein look somewhat like that before, initially, before it started looking "creamy."

DrunkleJon 03-26-2013 11:41 AM

Break material clumping/falling out yeast multiplying and distributing... The show is starting, think of it as the symphony tuning their violins. The magic is about to happen. Pretty soon it will be churning away and making the brew closet/room smell like malty/hoppy amazingness.

Sit back with a homebrew and enjoy the show.


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