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Old 01-31-2006, 10:05 PM   #1
Jan 2006
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Like many posting here, I just starting brewing. Currently I'm using the Mr Beer process, which is pretty simple. It uses a single fermentor and instead of using an airlock it just uses a screw top lid that lets air out through the threads but supposedly will not allow any air in.

About 3 days into the fermentation I noticed that my lid was on but wasn't completely tight. Now its been 3 weeks and I still have a lot of what looks like yeast colonies or krausen floating on the top. My last batch took about a week and a half for the krausen to completely drop. This batch hasn't cleared up at all and doesn't like like its even started to drop.

I'm wondering if its normal to see yeast colonies hanging out on top after 3 weeks or if possibly it got contaminated. This batch does have twice the fermentables in it, but I also put in twice the amount of yeast as my first batch.

Thanks for any help.

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Old 01-31-2006, 10:24 PM   #2
Dec 2005
San Diego
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Double the fermentables= double the unfermentables that give body and head. But you'll always get soem yeasties floating about. I'd say to wait another week, no because of recipe but because of the winter temperatures.

In the meantime, get a better set up and make dependable brews. Start with a bucket, a stopper and a bubbler.
So far, I've had more experience thinking than I've had brewing....you don't think they are mutually exclusive, do you?

72 batches so far,
48 wine, mostly Loquat, peach, plum, prickly pear
23 beers and ciders
1 sauerkraut
1 Tequila, from a prickly pear wine experiment that didn't work. I call it "Prickly Heat"

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