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Old 01-24-2012, 07:35 PM   #1
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Hey guys could you please look at this pic and see if you all think it's an infection or just part of the normal brewing process. Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:37 PM   #2
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looks like yeast are doing thier job, I am hoping you get alot more of it.

 
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:38 PM   #3
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looks like yeast rafting. totally normal. how long's it been in primary?
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:41 PM   #4
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18 days. In primary. I currently do not have a secondary to move it to.

 
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:43 PM   #5
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This is my second batch of beer. Exract IPA I came up with after watching some videos and reading on here. Did not get og bc I was to impatient to wait on the hydro to come in the mail so it came on a week after I put this in the primary. .

 
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18 days. In primary. I currently do not have a secondary to move it to.
no worries about secondary. and yeah, yeast rafts are totally normal at this point.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:56 PM   #7
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Thanks. Like I said this is my second batch so I was worried that I contaminated it some how.

 
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:07 PM   #8
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Thanks. Like I said this is my second batch so I was worried that I contaminated it some how.
yeah, a ton of us got nervous the first time we saw yeast rafts. i know i did.
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:50 PM   #9
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yeah, a ton of us got nervous the first time we saw yeast rafts. i know i did.
boil water, pitch the yeast and pray it turns out 6 weeks later

i still get nervous after about 2 years of brewing.. LOL

 
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:44 AM   #10
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boil water, pitch the yeast and pray it turns out 6 weeks later

i still get nervous after about 2 years of brewing.. LOL
You n me both! I do my best not to let those li'l worries get to me, I've learned to put alot of trust in the yeast. I know if I give them what they need to make beer, fermentables, nutrient, o2, their favorite temp and a little time, they won't let me down. That said, I watch every ferment like a newborn baby it's first night home from the hospital.
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