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Old 09-13-2005, 01:31 AM   #1
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Hey guys, I just cooked up my first batch about 48 hours ago. I made a British pale ale with white labs yeast and have it sitting with an airlock in my bucket for fermentation. I didn't see the airlock making any clicks like I thought it would, and after 48 hours I became suspicious, so I cracked it open, and I saw some nice looking brown/tan krausen on top with some green all around, just kind of a forest green. Me being as inexperienced as I am, just to calm my nerves, is that normal coloration or is that the color if an infection? I cleaned everything well, but I'm just checking.

I can't wait to transfer it to the secondary, get it in bottles a little later and start drinking homebrew.

Anyway, just wanting to calm my nerves if I can, and yes, I'm having a beer right now; so its not that bad =).


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Old 09-13-2005, 01:43 AM   #2
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Could that green possibly be hop green? Relax, and congrats...it's beer.
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Old 09-13-2005, 02:08 AM   #3
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Hop-green is my thought too - any recipe I've done that added pellet hops at the last minute sure as hell had ugly green slime-foam.
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Old 09-13-2005, 02:27 AM   #4
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It's gone BAD!!! Give it up! We'll be over to take it off your hands!! Don't touch it!!!

OK, a bit overboard I admit.

It's just hops. All's normal. Your brewing, dude!

Congrats!
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Old 09-13-2005, 02:33 AM   #5
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Damn guys, thanks for the quick reply, and that airlock sure is bubbling away now. I'm SOOOOOOOOO damn excited, hehe. I want it to be done right now, but I know patience is a virtue. Maybe after I get it in bottles I'll go ahead and start another batch,,,


What would be a fun second beer? something you think everyone should have,, My fiance likes sout beers such as guinness extra stout. It is all she will drink. Would a very stout and dark beer be a good second beer?

Thanks again guys, and yeah, I left the hops in, so now I understand the green.

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Old 09-13-2005, 02:39 AM   #6
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What would be a fun second beer? something you think everyone should have,, My fiance likes sout beers such as guinness extra stout. It is all she will drink. Would a very stout and dark beer be a good second beer?

With Fall right around the corner, there is nothing better than a nice stout. GO FOR IT!!
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Old 09-13-2005, 02:42 AM   #7
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My fiance likes sout beers such as guinness extra stout. It is all she will drink. Would a very stout and dark beer be a good second beer?
Whatever the fiance/wife/significantother wants is what the fiance/wife/significantother gets, so yeah brew a stout...they're the best thing for us noobees since they can hide a lot of screwups.
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