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Angry Beer?
« on: April 17, 2013, 10:03:39 PM »
My second all grain run and I used Irish Moss for the first time. The top blew off of my airlock and I have BIG chunks churning violently in my primary. These chunks werent present when siphoning to the Carboy. Anybody else ever see this? Ill post a video to link up if anybody is interested in seeing it.

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Re: Angry Beer?
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2013, 10:16:12 PM »
Could it be protein?
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Re: Angry Beer?
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2013, 10:21:23 PM »
My guess is yeast

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Re: Angry Beer?
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2013, 10:27:37 PM »
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Re: Angry Beer?
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2013, 04:22:53 AM »
My second all grain run and I used Irish Moss for the first time. The top blew off of my airlock and I have BIG chunks churning violently in my primary. These chunks werent present when siphoning to the Carboy. Anybody else ever see this? Ill post a video to link up if anybody is interested in seeing it.

What type of yeast is it?  Sounds like a good vigorous fermentation.  Would love to see the video.
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Angry Beer?
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2013, 04:31:25 AM »
Do you have any control over fermentation temp?
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Re: Angry Beer?
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2013, 04:59:47 AM »
Similar occurrence with a couple of batches where I used a yeast starter.  I couldn't use the airlock....switched to a blow off tube as it was like a volcano. 

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Re: Angry Beer?
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2013, 05:00:01 AM »
Do you have any control over fermentation temp?

+1.  That's a good one too.  What yeast and at what temp?
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Re: Angry Beer?
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2013, 05:37:05 AM »
It is probably nothing to worry about.  A lot of my ales look like ice cream malts in a blender for the first couple of days.  They probably get a little warm and just go nuts.  Everything will settle out when it gets done.

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Re: Angry Beer?
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2013, 06:39:42 AM »
I just used WLP002 for the first time, and it had chunks of yeast floating around. Kind of cool to watch.
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Re: Angry Beer?
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2013, 07:34:07 AM »
I have had Nottingham and S04 do the same thing. Without rehydrating either
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Re: Angry Beer?
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2013, 07:54:53 AM »
I have had Nottingham and S04 do the same thing. Without rehydrating either

I had Nottingham, T-58 amd 3711 all blow off in the past 3 weeks. Dry yeasts were rehydrated.  Fermenting in low to mid-60s.

The chunks I believe are just clumps of yeast/trub churning due to the active fermentation.

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Re: Angry Beer?
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2013, 08:30:58 AM »
sounds like a vigorous ferment, but i also bet that the vigorous fermentation is disturbing and mixing up a lot of cold break material depending on howyou chilled prior to switching to fermentor.  shown is about 1/2 cold break material that formed in my bucket overnight, prior to adding yeast. i then transferred to another bucket and added yeast




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Re: Angry Beer?
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2013, 06:05:23 AM »
A German brewer-friend of mine once called them "cloverknuckles". Just tried Googling but doesn't match.
A good sign IMO; should drop out in a couple days.
 
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Re: Angry Beer?
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2013, 06:19:04 AM »
When I use Belgian yeast like Wyeast 1388 or 3787, I get large blobs that roll around in the fermenter. It looks like its boiling. Some other yeasts I've tried do this, but to lesser degrees.
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