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towno

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This is my first batch of beer so I am an absolute noob at this. Although I've read a lot of posts on this and other sites.

I am brewing "Wal's Pilsner" kit.

The stuff was bubbling for 3 days quite rapidly (bubbles every 10-15 sec or so) then nothing.

The other thing is that there is no layer of krauzen at the top which I seem to see in some photos.

Should I start again or can I recover, or should I not be so impatient and just wait.
 

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If it has only been 3 days, just wait.

Maybe to be safe, check the graivty, then check it in 2 days time. if it is the same then your finished.

How hot did you have the wort at?
 

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I'm an impatient fool. I've already started again. Bought some new stuff and this time I'm going to wait a bit longer before freakin out.
 

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So you dumped it already?

ARGH!!!!!!

Don't waste good beer :(
 

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Towno

You got a hydrometer ??

Let that be your judge.

A 3 day ferment is nothing out of the ordinary. Also - the airlock aint the best guide as to what is happening. You may not have a perfect seal - which aint an issue.

But - take a reading at the start and one when you think it has stopped. That will give you a pretty good idea as to what is going on.

Ta - Richard.

PS - if you aint got a hydrometer you can buy one at Big W for about $10. John Palmers "How To Brew" book - free on the web - has a good chapter on using one. Good luck and good brewing!!
 

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Doesn't the pilsner come with a Lager YEast?? So after a day or so the yeast will settle down and slowly ferment on the bottom
 

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I think the wal pilsner kit comes with a lager yeast, but towno probably ran it at room temp and the beer finished fermenting in 3 days.

Towno, don't be so hasty to chuck it out next time, your beer would have been fine.

The hydrometer is your friend.
 

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I have a new kit bubbling away at the moment. I've read just about every post on this forum and I think I've got it under control now. I've taken the OG and I'm going to use it again. I thought I was going to have some issues getting empty longnecks but 1 weekend and two BBQ's later I've already got 30. So many people willing to help the cause.
 

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