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Old 02-29-2012, 10:58 PM   #1
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I just kicked my last keg..a wonderful amber by far the best one I've made in six attempts .
I promptly cleaned out my keg and got ready to pour in a new batch of imperial ipa. When I opened the fermentor (22nd day of ferment) A strong alcohol smell came with it. "I've made beer! Again by god "
Then I noticed something...something I've never seen. For the most part it's clear. But I noticed a white clump of something? I'm hopping it's just a yeasty but I never saw it so big. And I saw lots of bubbles. I know air is bad so I kinda freaked. I also noticed bubbles coming to the top! So I quickly placed the lid back on and am praying I didn't goof up! (and by praying I mean I came on here to ask you guys!) I didn't check the gravity because I didn't plan on checking anything. So nothing was sanitized . Talk me down here!


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Old 02-29-2012, 10:59 PM   #2
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Here's what I'm saw....oh the horror! :O


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Old 02-29-2012, 11:00 PM   #3
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Here's what I'm saw....oh the horror! :O
Look it has a face! And eyes! I think it's laughing at me!
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:05 PM   #4
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How does it smell? Did you taste it? If it tastes ok, I think you are fine. Could be just a clump of yeasties.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:08 PM   #5
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How does it smell? Did you taste it? If it tastes ok, I think you are fine. Could be just a clump of yeasties.
It smelled like alcohol ...the good kind. No bad smells. I didn't taste it. I wanted to but I didn't have anything sanitized.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:14 PM   #6
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Was this an all-grain batch?
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Was this an all-grain batch?
No...it was a kit. I'm not comfortable with all grain yet. I wouldn't even know where to start.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:23 PM   #8
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thats a yeast raft. and those bubbles are totally normal, a lot my beers look like that the whole time. In fact if the gravity is stable you can probably rack it now
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thats a yeast raft. and those bubbles are totally normal, a lot my beers look like that the whole time. In fact if the gravity is stable you can probably rack it now
I wanted to check the gravity tonight... But I freaked out. So the bubbles are ok? It's not getting to much o2
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:28 PM   #10
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It looks like the head of a ravenous squirrel trying to escape carbonite freezing. Just my 2 cents.


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