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Old 10-05-2009, 02:24 PM   #1
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Hello,
This is my fourth batch to brew and I just haven't seen this before. It just doesn't seem like white belongs in beer?

On Saturday I started brewing this Dunkelweiss. By Saturday morning fermentation was raging. I had to switch from an airlock to blowoff, which is still on there. Now that it has calmed down a bit I am starting to notice this white color around the top of the carboy. These pictures kind o show it..

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Old 10-05-2009, 02:29 PM   #2
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Probably just yeast blobs...


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Old 10-05-2009, 02:31 PM   #3
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Looks like a ginormous krauzen that has fallen to me... For what it's worth, my Best Bitter looks the same way (this is the same batch that looked the same). Tastes fine.
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That's just the remnants of krauzen drying on the inside of your carboy...Remember you had a blow off...the krausen (with hop gunk) rode all the way out the top of your carboy...and when the krausen began to fall it just leaves a mess behind on the glass...Perfectly normal....

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Thanks guys!
This is my first time to ferment in glass. So I guess I'm paying a bit too much attention.
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Thanks guys!
This is my first time to ferment in glass. So I guess I'm paying a bit too much attention.
Yeah it's pretty comment to relatively new brewers to freak out when they ferment in glass for the first time, they never realized that in the opaque world of their buckets, just how UGLY normal fermentation really is.

You wouldn't believe the numbers of new brewers who have posted perfectly normal krauzen pictures, thinking that gnarly brown stuff on top, is an infection.
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I was just thinking that I am glad I am using a thick bucket...if I saw that stuff I'd wanna pour it out and swear off of beer forever
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I was just thinking that I am glad I am using a thick bucket...if I saw that stuff I'd wanna pour it out and swear off of beer forever
We have had a couple panic dumpers on here over the years.
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That's definitely some trub/resin/whatever that was carried up by the krausen. I've heard it's good to have that stuff out of the beer, because it gives an unpleasant bitterness. Definitely not an infection. For me, infections haven't shown up until after bottling, where I see a white film encircling the ring of the neck.
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You know I racked a batch into a secondary early. I could see some little white blobs swimming up to the top and then falling back down again in my glass. I almost tossed the whole thing.


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