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Old 10-10-2012, 12:15 AM   #1
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THe first 24 hours after adding liquid yeast = no visible results. I removed airlock and stirred well with a "sanitized" spoon. Next 24 hours = fermentation began. Its now 72 hours in and the beer looks like this, will I have SOUR oktoberfest beer now ???????


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Old 10-10-2012, 12:33 AM   #2
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Looks normal to me. What is bothering you about it?


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Old 10-10-2012, 12:34 AM   #4
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It's healthy fermentation. Leave it be and start another batch. Welcome to the addiction.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:45 AM   #5
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Looks like a perfectly baked cheesecake!! That is exactly what a nice fermentation should look like...have a beer and find your next recipe.
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That just made me hungry, time to raid the fridge.
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:05 AM   #7
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Thnks for the quick responses.

I thought it might have gone bad due to the sourer than normal smell and the delayed fermentation. I've had a previous brew that had these symptoms and turned SOUR!

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The sour smell is probably surfer. Byproduct of a good boch yeast. Looks good.
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surfers should be easily visible and can be identified by their possession of the pungent cousin of hop, which they burn regularly. they are dangerous as they will not so much infect as drink dry a whole carboy. but, if you keep the carboy very, very still, the surface will go slack and the surfers will go elsewhere


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