Originally Posted by TopherM
Sounds like the combination of CO2 off gassing and yeast rafts. 100% normal.
I bet it looks something like this:
Interesting . . . you appear to have your secondary not filled to the top. The dude (and boy was he a 'dude') at the LHBS suggested that I should make sure that when I moved the beer to the secondary, I should have it filled all the way to the neck. Something about minimizing the amount of air. So I ended up adding about a quart of boiled and cooled water since I didnt have enough beer. Now that I think about it, not sure it makes much sense -- if the beer is still outgassing, or even still fermenting, the CO2 should drive the air out.
Shrug. Its my first batch, Im not expecting perfection, just something tasty, a little extra water (~5%) wont kill anything, but if I dont need to do that next time, Id like to know.
To Bonnerhaus -- Mine has done the same thing. I figure its still fermenting a bit. (I also see a bit of yeast collecting at the bottom.) It tasted OK when I moved it to the secondary so Im not worried, but if something is wrong, at least you know youre not the only one.