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Old 03-06-2006, 02:46 AM   #1
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Default Please tell me this isn't mold???

Please see the picture of the funky stuff on top of my wort. Is this krausen? I pitched yeast about 30 hours ago and have seen no activity in the airlock but am thinking maybe I had a bad seal on the lid. Should I pitch more yeast or am I okay? Clicking on the pic will enlarge it. Thanks...




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Old 03-06-2006, 03:00 AM   #2
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Looks like krausen to me! Like you said, you probably had a bad seal.

Congrats, you've made beer. Now put the stinkin' lid back on!


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Old 03-06-2006, 03:02 AM   #3
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Thank you and good night. Now I can go to bed..... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Old 03-06-2006, 03:06 AM   #4
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looks like my first batch that I didn't strain real well out of the kettle
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besides mold will not grow that big that fast. that is another reason i use a glass carboy always sure you get a good seal because all that crap will be pushed up and out of the carboy.

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That looks fine. Beer is horrible looking for at least a week. It looks like milky tea with a layer of cat vomit on top.
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That looks fine. Beer is horrible looking for at least a week. It looks like milky tea with a layer of cat vomit on top.
That description made me feel sick, but its true... heheheeee....

nothing looks odd to me... I have only done two brews but I've been researching for months... looks good to me...
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Should I skim off the top? I checked the lid and airlock again and they seem to be seated properly. But when I press down on the closed lid the airlock does bubble. Could that layer be inhibiting my fermentation? Thanks.
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No, it's fine. That layer is perfectly normal. RELAX.
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Every time you open it, or touch it you expose it to possible contamination..


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