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New beer fermentation

Just checking to see if this is normal. I made an American cream ale kit today, everything went well. I cooled the wort to 65-70 and pitched the yeast and stirred lightly, as the instructions stated (I used a sanitized racking cane). It’s been a few hours and now there are lumps floating on the top of the beer, I assume it’s yeast… But I never had krausen form like this, or the yeast collect like this. Thanks for your help.

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Thanks for the response. This is my first 5 gallon batch, everything else I’ve done so far has been 1 gallon small batches. I just never saw these lumps floating on top lol… Glad to know it’s normal.

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Just a little future advice, the stirring isnt really necessary. Just pitch it and let it go. If you are aerating via shaking, you can just shake it up for a few seconds.

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