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Old 03-24-2008, 09:06 PM   #1
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I just finished bottling my first Bavarian Hefe Weizen (NB Extract Kit) on Friday and upon inspection of the bottles today, I've noticed almost all of them have a large glob like object floating at the top. I take it this is just yeast that has clumped together and shouldn't be a I correct? I'm just looking for a little peace of mind that I haven't ruined this batch.


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Old 03-25-2008, 10:47 PM   #2
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i wouldn't say its 'ruined' however you normally shouldn't have any floaties in your bottles. there's only a small amount of yeast inside, and the sediment comes from the priming sugar mostly.

Since its only been 3-4 days, relax, wait 2-3 weeks, then see what's up with them.
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:52 PM   #3
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I'm new as well, but did you get much sediment at the bottom of your primary when you transferred it to your secondary?

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Old 03-28-2008, 11:52 PM   #4
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Aug 2007
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I attempted to make a cherry hefe about a month ago and there were floaties at the top of my bottles. I assumed they were from the cherry extract i used but i guess i will never be sure.

It case you were wondering, the cherry hefe was a horrible (or at least my batch was).

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