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Old 01-28-2013, 03:42 AM   #11
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Good to hear! Thanks guys! Miso soup is exactly what i was thinking!

Theres already a lot of krausen. It almost covers the entire surface. A good 80%. Its about an eighth inch high.


What is cold break?

Also, yes rehydrated for 15 min.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:54 AM   #12
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The wiki is your friend:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/index.php/Cold_break

 
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:59 AM   #13
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looks fairly normal....the funky spongy clouds of stuff will settle out

 
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:22 PM   #14
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Thanks guys for the posts!!!

A lot of the clouds have settled out, some are moving around! Very neat to watch in this clear carboy. Solid krausen. Here is a picture from about 9 hours later.

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Old 01-28-2013, 10:50 PM   #15
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I took this one about 10 minutes ago.

Which is about 20 hours after pitching.



I do have an update question.

Because I added honey, should I leave it in the fermentor for 3 weeks instead of 2?

Also, while I'm thinking about it, I did have a boil over... will that hurt this noticeably?

I boiled the water, then removed from heat, added the DME, then brought back to a boil. Wasn't paying close enough attention, and it boiled over.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:16 PM   #16
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The boilover won't affect your fermentation. Just makes a mess to cleanup(been there, cleaned that)
The added honey won't significantly extend your total fermentation time. Having said that, leaving your batch in primary for 3 weeks, if you can, is generally a good thing.

 
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:18 PM   #17
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Cool. Thanks Jim.

It was BAD. I couldn't move the pot to clean it while I was boiling, so I just left it for the full 60 min boil...

I had to scrub for about 20 minutes to get that gunk off of my stove top

Worth it.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:05 AM   #18
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If you happen to have a glass top stove you can use a razor blade to scrape off the real tough stuff.

Also, your beer looks great! I have almost zero experience, but I'm still pretty sure that's a very nice start.

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:28 AM   #19
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You're going to cover that thing to block out incoming light, right?
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:35 AM   #20
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Sadly, no. Its a white painted top stove.

I have access to a burner that uses a propane tank that I may use next time... would get it hotter faster... I don't know, I'll do more research.

Thadius, yeah man! Its tucked away in a closet in a part of the house we never use. I was only open for pictures, and now it is in pure darkness for 3 weeks.

I only open it when I'm changing out those frozen 2-liter bottles, and I only do that before the sun comes up, or after it sets, and I use an LED flash light.
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