Stange Floating Stuff

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Stange Floating Stuff

Postby Grizz » Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:45 pm

I brewed a batch up this weekend, it was a American Wheat. Used a Muttons Dry yeast for this one (I have never used muttons before). Well now after a few days things have settled down. Now I have tan brown clusters of sludge floating on the top. No strange smell coming from air lock. Is this usual with muttons or did I slip up in my sanitation?
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Postby Grizz » Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:50 am

Ok a little update. Now this morning the air lock has a strong off smell to it not the banana, clovish smell it use to have. question now is should Risk leaving the beer in with this floating stuff or rerack to a clean carboy. Also a side note I am leaving town for 3 day on friday.
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Postby Suthrncomfrt1884 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:20 am

I've had yeast that give off pretty nasty smells while they're fermenting and the smell goes away after a few weeks in primary. I'd just let it sit. It sounds like krausen to me.
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Postby slothrob » Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:09 pm

Suthrncomfrt1884 wrote:I've had yeast that give off pretty nasty smells while they're fermenting and the smell goes away after a few weeks in primary. I'd just let it sit. It sounds like krausen to me.

I agree.
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Postby Grizz » Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:30 am

Thank you for your input on this. Kinda jumped the gun on this one. First Batch through my new Herms system. Had the pump lose prime while chilling and feared that I had a infection from the repriming process . Never seen krausen that look quite this way. Foam is almost settled down and this strange stuff is left.
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Postby Suthrncomfrt1884 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:08 am

Glad it's all good now.
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