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Re: rookie who needs help with floaters!
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2013, 04:48:33 PM »
Thanks to all for the great info! To add some of the requested details.
1.) The boil looked completely normal, no floaters.

2.) I did only ferment for 7 days. OG was 1.050 FG was 1.012. Took the lid off the pail and saw the floaters. I record these things in a little notebook, but I did not take pictures. next time for sure!

3.) The floaters themselves were pale yellow, round in shape, about 2mm or so at their largest. Once I put the beer into secondary, most of the debris/floaters fell away to the bottom within 3 days. I just racked what I could safely into a pail with a spigot for bottling and left about 1 gal in the carboy so as not to put any floaters in the bottle.

4.) 1 tsp Irish moss went into the wort with 15 mins left. I did rehydrate it first in water.

Next time for sure I'll let the fermentation start cooler, go longer, and be more patient.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2013, 04:55:10 PM by robdacook »

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rookie who needs help with floaters!
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2013, 05:34:29 PM »
Like I said, it's completely normal to have some colonies of yeast floating. RDWHAHB.
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Re: rookie who needs help with floaters!
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2013, 06:27:40 PM »
Yep, that sounds like yeast. 
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