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Old 12-29-2012, 01:19 AM   #1
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First 24 hours of primary fermentation. Thought everything was squeaky clean but now I'm doubting myself. First attempt at brewing by myself and thinking maybe when I sprinkled my yeast in it contacted the carboy neck??
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:41 AM   #2
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Nope that looks ok. That's krausen and hop matter
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The white spots in the neck are just yeast. I've had that happen before as well, especially using dry (rehydrated) yeast, or just pitching dry.
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:03 AM   #4
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the white spots in the neck are just yeast. I've had that happen before as well, especially using dry (rehydrated) yeast, or just pitching dry.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:35 AM   #5
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First 24 hours of primary fermentation. Thought everything was squeaky clean but now I'm doubting myself. First attempt at brewing by myself and thinking maybe when I sprinkled my yeast in it contacted the carboy neck??
you got it, the yeast swelled up with moisture and turned into and infection.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:44 AM   #6
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C'mon man. Everything was "sqeaky clean" so if that also means you sanitized then a little yeast hitting the side of the carboy is not going to hurt a thing. Fermentation can get pretty ugly looking with all sort of strange icky stuff showing up. Stay true to sanitization methods and not much is going to go wrong.

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Old 12-30-2012, 04:06 AM   #7
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