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Brooklyn Brew Shop Question

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by tony32408, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. tony32408

    tony32408 Aficionado (225) New York Sep 21, 2009

    Hi all -

    I am attempting to brew my first batch of beer - Brown Ale from the Brooklyn Brew Shop. I have had the beer in the carboy for 2 weeks now sitting in the basement closet (the basement is set to 60 degrees).

    I noticed that there is still a lot particles floating around. Is this normal?

    Also, I wrapped a towel around the carboy to raise the temperature for the last week in the carboy. Good idea?
  2. sommersb

    sommersb Advocate (580) Tennessee May 25, 2010

    The floating particles are probably just the krausen. This will mostly get left behind when you transfer the beer out of the carboy and is not a problem.

    The temps really depend on the yeast strain you're using. For this type of beer, you probably need the fermentation temps to be in the range 64-74 degrees.
  3. HerbMeowing

    HerbMeowing Savant (420) Virginia Nov 10, 2010

    No worries about the floaties.
    Gravity will take'em out by the time it's time to drink up.

    Basement temp may be less than ideal depending on the (unspecified) yeast.
    Was krausen observed?