Just bottled my first batch of American Wheat and am currently fermenting the irish Draught…had some questions:
1.) Neither time did I have a sludge, as mentioned, at the bottom of my wort boiler when I transferred to the carboy. When I’m stirring, I tend to let the spoon touch the bottom, which may be why this is happening. Should I A) not be stirring, and B) if I should be, should I refrain from stirring against the bottom of the pot?
2.) The plug/bung on the carboy won’t stay on, forcing me to duct tape it down. What am I missing?
3.) With the Irish Draught, there was still some foam from the StarSan on top of the wort+cold water when I added the yeast…will this have an effect? The fermenting time is about 2-4 weeks for this recipe.
Any and all help is greatly appreciated…thanks a million in advance.