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Another "No Fermentation?" thread

Posted: |10 Apr 2016|, 18:26
by razorblade
I know you gurus are getting sick of this! Sorry :)

I used the Festabrew Cream ale kit for my first brew! It's in a mini fridge, with the temp between 18.5C - 20.5C. It's been 8 days, I've watched it every day - I never got any real krausen. A little bit of foam on top, some floaties, and a few bubbles in the air lock. No "violent" activity at all - the fridge smells now, so I'm sure something happened.. but is something wrong? It's been 8 days!

Pics are here -
http://imgur.com/a/P1EtX

Re: Another "No Fermentation?" thread

Posted: |10 Apr 2016|, 19:23
by bellybuster
only a hydrometer has the powers capable of telling you its ready or not. Time doesn't possess that kind of power. You need to take a hydrometer reading before and after/during fermentation to even have a clue what's going on

just to add, I've had ferments smell like actual ass, beer was great.

Re: Another "No Fermentation?" thread

Posted: |10 Apr 2016|, 19:26
by bellybuster
also, looked at your pic, looks just like beer doesn't it?

Re: Another "No Fermentation?" thread

Posted: |10 Apr 2016|, 19:30
by bellybuster
one more thing.... we're not sick of it at all. Read this http://howtobrew.com/book/introduction the home brewer's bible, easy to read and full of great info