Condensation in top of glass carboy

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Jan 9, 2008
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This is my first batch of beer and it has been sitting in the secondary now for 8 days. I struggled with the fermentation temp a little in the beginning, but have since put the carboy in a bucket of water and wrapped a wet t-shirt around it. This morning I woke up and took a peak only to find condensation inside the carboy on the top part, is this bad? Also, even after 8 days in the secondary there is still a head of foam on the top, about 1/4", is that bad?
It's staying between 66 - 70 now. What about the layer of foam still on top after 8 days in the secondary? I don't see a lot of action in the airlock, but that foam is still there. I know I racked a little early into the secondary...
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If you racked early, you might have fermentation in the clearing tank. It's ok, but for your next batch don't rack until the beer is done.