Originally Posted by nerdlogic
but theres white gunk on the bottom that settled already (1 day in)--- is it safe to leave my beer touching that, didnt i drain it from the primary to avoid it touching this... trub?
Yes, it's fine. That's flocculated yeast and won't cause you problems! I left my lager in the secondary for 4 weeks, lowering the temp 2 degrees per day until I was at 34 degrees. It is the best maibock you could ever imagine- and yes, there was about 1/2 inch of yeast/trub in the bottom. Autolysis is when the yeast eats its own byproducts and at such a cold temperature, the yeast go dormant rather than do that.
I promise you that this will be good! On my scout's honor (although- do I look like a girl scout to you?)