Fermentation Question

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  1. Brewer #224226

    Brewer #224226 New Member

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    So - my second batch is coming on two weeks now. There was good airlock bubble for about a week - and then it stopped. When I opened the lid to check gravity - there isn't the tell tale "crust" along the outside of the bucket. This is only my second batch so I am not sure if that means I screwed it up or not. Any suggestions? Don't really want to go through the trouble of bottling if I screwed up the fermentation. Tks!
     
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    J A Well-Known Member

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    Did you check the gravity? What was the reading? Safe to assume that it was pretty far along and likely done. That's the only thing you have to worry about.
    Some yeasts make a helluva mess with krausen and some make a dainty little foam layer. The wort is a big factor, too. If you had a lot of protein gunk and hops in the beer (perfectly acceptable) it'll leave a big layer of crud on the edge. if you wort was fairly clean, there's not much to stick there.
     
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    Ya, there are a brazillion factors, gravity reading will be your only true indicator.
     

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