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Old 08-27-2012, 11:44 PM   #1
Curt480
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Hello folks,

I figure I'm good for at least (5) Does this look normal threads pertaining to my initial 5 batches. A few weeks back I was concerned my first batch had no activity and now with my 2nd batch (Kolsch) I am having some ridiculous activity and need confirmation this is normal. Couple questions:

1) I used WLP029 Liquid Vial yeast for Kolsch Ale and this stuff is boss. Far more potent than the cheap bagged yeast provided in my previous kit (I upgraded). Is this normal activity for kolsch brew, or is the yeast the reason I'm seeing so much activity?

Your feedback is appreciated. I keep coming up with new stuff and this is batch #2 to so go easy :P

Also on a side note, I had to provide my inaugural bottling of batch #1 photo. Pretty pumped t-minus 2 weeks.
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:24 AM   #2
gr8shandini
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That would be krausen, my friend. Perfectly normal. Your last batch probably had it too, but you may not have looked before it settled back in.

 
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:10 AM   #3
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NO!!! It's not normal! Get out of the house NOW!


Oh wait, it's just Krausen. Carry on chaps.

 
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:11 AM   #4
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Now... keep that fermenter closed! :slaps gr8shandini on the hand:

I just recently started primary fermenting in my 6.5 gallon better bottle, you get a front row seat to the party/yeast orgy. And... you don't have to open the lid to "see what's going on"

 
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:46 AM   #5
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Nope that's not normal. Blue caps? You'll want to wrap those up and send them to me right away. The other pic, that one looks just fine.

 
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:54 AM   #6
Curt480
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hansen_sh
Nope that's not normal. Blue caps? You'll want to wrap those up and send them to me right away. The other pic, that one looks just fine.
Lol that's funny

 
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:54 AM   #7
Curt480
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jmtwo
NO!!! It's not normal! Get out of the house NOW!

Oh wait, it's just Krausen. Carry on chaps.
I figured I'd get a response like this Ty! Lol glad everything is a ok

 
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:03 PM   #8
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Keep the lid on that thang! The natural Co2 occupying the headspace is your friend. Don't waste it.

 
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:15 PM   #9
jestmaty
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Originally Posted by TheMerkle View Post
Keep the lid on that thang! The natural Co2 occupying the headspace is your friend. Don't waste it.
Very important point

After being a homebrewer for about a year and a half, I'm still learning new things about the process... like Co2 'blanketing' the beer.

Oh man, I haven't brewed since July 29th and I'm starting to get the shakes

 
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:35 PM   #10
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Those blue caps look awesome.
I'd say you're doing just fine. now shut the lid and be patient.

 
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