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Old 08-23-2008, 09:02 AM   #1
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I made a quart starter Thurs. night with WLP550 for a Blond that I plan to brew today. It never formed a krausen, just continually bubbled at the surface. I could see it stirring inside, and this morning a good amount of yeast has settled. This is strange to me. Has anyone else had this happen with this strain?

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Old 08-23-2008, 03:32 PM   #2
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I haven't had a starter yet that has had any krausen. It's not that uncommon. The fact that you have settling yeast, etc... means everything is fine.

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I figured everything was ok because the population grew so much. Every started I've done has produced a head. Of course, they were all with WLP300 in my 75 degree kitchen Thanks!

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It depends on your gravity. If I’m trying to build up yeast I make a higher gravity starter and ferment at higher temps (85 degrees). It forms a krausen every time. If I'm just making a starter to wake up the yeast my O.G. is 1.030 and it rarely forms a krausen unless I put it on the stir plate but then that might just be foam which I guess it technically krausen.

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