I have this thick, white, cotton candy looking stuff floating at the top of the ferme

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Jpasimio

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So I got into brewing when my in-laws bought me a Mr. Beer kit for Christmas. I finished the first batch, then wanted to get into "real brewing" instead of the stuff that comes in a can.

So I bought the "Berry Beer" kit from morebeer.com and put it together yesterday. Now I have this thick, white, cotton candy looking stuff floating at the top of the fermenter (about an inch thick). I also already have about two inches of sediment on the bottom. Is this normal, cuz its freaking me out?
 

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Both are normal and desired.

The stuff on top is called krausen and is the most visible sign that the yeast are happily fermenting your wort. In a few days it will subside and maybe disappear alltogether.

The stuff on the bottom is called trub (pronounced troob). Its a mixture of yeast cells and protein precipitate from the wort. Its also perfectly normal.

Congratulations on your beer and Wecome to HBT! :mug:
 

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for sure. i'm definitely not trying to dissuade questions. its just that howtobrew is a fantastic reference, and will minimize freak outs. welcome to the hobby.
 
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Whew!

Thanks for the quick feedback. You guys are so helpful. I can rest easy now knowing that my beer is ok.
 
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