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Grinder12000

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I'm posting these photos because there seems to be a lot of "infection" questions. I can totally understand why people get worried because fermentation can be butt ugly sometimes.

These are NOT infections. Just ugly stuff to not be worried about. Both turned out great.




 

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What kind of brew is that in the second picture? It certainly looks horrific. :eek:

Edited: That's fruit, right? Tell me it's fruit. That carboy would certainly keep me up at night.
 

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I thought I stumbled onto the cheese making forum. :)

Did you at least get a six pack out of that bottom one? :D
 
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The 2nd photo is a Pale Ale with Kolsch yeast about 2 hours after I pitched.

First photo is a brown Ale with British Ale 1098.

What I have found is all yeasts look different. I FREAKED on #1(as Revvy knows) but people said relax - it's a great beer now after 4 months aging.

#2 broke up when the violent fermentation started. I have to think it was a Whirlfloc thing going on.
 

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#1 looks a bit strange, but I don't think it'd be enough to make me panic.

#2 looks like the beer from beyond the grave, and I'd probably **** a kitten if I saw that.

Awesome that they both turned out great. It just goes to show, you can't judge a book by it's cover. :mug:
 
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The key on #2 is that where it as not "solid" it was crystal clear. Once things really started to ferment it all became opaque like any other beer.

Revvy called it an Iceburg krauzen - is that a real name of something
 

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Thanks for posting the pics, Grinder. I have something similar to #1 going on but not quite so ugly. I was trying not to worry, but you know how hard that can be at times.;)
 

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Thanks for posting the pics, Grinder. I have something similar to #1 going on but not quite so ugly. I was trying not to worry, but you know how hard that can be at times.;)
The trick is to ferment in a keg or a bucket. Then your beer will never look ugly and you will never worry.

You can also try the "bag on the head" sort of trick by putting a t-shirt on there. If you go the t-shirt route, you have to resist the urge to go to second base: leave the shirt on and both of you will have a better long term relationship - you don't need to know all the details about her before she graces your lips, just how she tastes when you finally meet her properly.
 

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If I put just a t-shirt on her, then she won't have any panties on, and that might make an interesting evening going around all the bases in the brew closet.:drunk:
 
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So much for THIS thread LOL

I actually enjoy seeing the differences in types of fermentations.
 

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I'm telling you - use a true top-cropper like Dusseldorf Alt or West Yorkshire and you'll see Bisquick rafting on the beer.
 
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