Fermentation Woes

What went wrong? Was this supposed to happen? Should I throw it out? What do I do now?

Moderator: slothrob

Fermentation Woes

Postby tomcollins4u » Sat May 06, 2006 9:44 am

A newbie here. I brewed my first batch yesterday. I figured my airlock should be doing something since it's been 24hrs. now. I peeked in and there is just a thin brownish coat on top. Should I pitch more yeast? I did everything to the best of my ability as far as sanitizing and such. The temp on the fermenter is 72F. Please help it's driving me nuts....
2 BEERS OR NOT 2 BEERS? THERE IS NO QUESTION.
tomcollins4u
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat May 06, 2006 9:37 am

Postby BillyBock » Sun May 07, 2006 2:52 am

If you're using a pail for a fermenter, sometimes the lids don't get a tight seal and CO2 escapes through there instead of the airlock. It sounds like you have the onset of fermentation with the thin brown coat on the surface you mentioned. Don't worry.
BillyBock
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 561
Joined: Sun Dec 31, 2000 12:37 pm
Location: Ohio

Yippeee

Postby tomcollins4u » Sun May 07, 2006 8:45 pm

Went out with some friends last nite and when we got back the airlock was just a going... I guess just the newbie jitters.
2 BEERS OR NOT 2 BEERS? THERE IS NO QUESTION.
tomcollins4u
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat May 06, 2006 9:37 am


Return to Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron