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Old 12-06-2012, 06:20 AM   #1
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Default Is this normal? Brown Layer on Top of Beer

So I'm pretty new at this. I started brewing an irish red ale on Saturday. My bucket lid isn't tight and being new I can't resist looking. When I checked it on Monday my beer had a brownish white foam on top of it which I presume was krausen, that dropped and now is on the sides of the top of the bucket(which can you can see in the picture) but there's still a layer of something brown on the top. Is this still krausen that just hasn't dropped completely? Is it something else? When I looked earlier there weren't any bubbles that I could see, but when I went to take these pictures a little bit ago there now appears to be bubbles again. There's also a little white spec there which from what I've read may be an infection(or maybe the whole top layer is an infection) or it could just be trapped yeasts. Thoughts?


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Old 12-06-2012, 07:17 AM   #2
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Looks like beer! It's just krausen and nothing to worry about.
I don't use the carboy anymore unless I'm doing a secondary and I don't open the bucket so I don't see it very often, but it's normal.
You will see the remains of it if you don't open the lid till it's done.


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Old 12-06-2012, 09:08 AM   #3
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Perfectly normal, looks like yeast and hops residue.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:04 PM   #4
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Yup,yeast floaters & co2 bubbles. No worries.
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