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Old 02-05-2013, 09:23 PM   #1
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Hey all,
It's been about a week for my American Pale Ale extract kit from my LHBS. I have had krausen on my previous few batches and it usually fell after a week or 2. I'm at just over a week and it has had Krausen that is different then my previous 2 batches (safale s-05 & Danstar Nottingham) this one looks thick and snotty/stringy like a solid cake... here's a picture... I just wanted to know if it looks normal and will it eventually drop? Frrmenting @ 62-65 degrees in dark closet. Thanks guys!

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Old 02-05-2013, 10:07 PM   #2
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Perfectly normal. S-04 is a whitbread strain variant and clumps together like crazy (always looks like cottage cheese to me). It will drop eventually.

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I'm glad I use buckets so I can't see that.

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Old 02-05-2013, 10:14 PM   #4
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Perfectly normal. S-04 is a whitbread strain variant and clumps together like crazy (always looks like cottage cheese to me). It will drop eventually.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:45 PM   #5
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So just an update... Another week another no change to the krausen...still waiting... How long should it typically take for the krausen to fall?

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They look pretty clear in your original post. The Krausen may not completely fall out. Check your gravity...is it still dropping or is it stable? I usually leave it 3-4 weeks in primary then keg.

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Old 02-12-2013, 11:09 PM   #7
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It's super clear just with gunk on top an on bottom... I didn't know if I can siphon it out with the gunk on top... I don't have a hydrometer :-\ but it will be 3 weeks on Saturday and need a carboy to Brew my next batch so it might be bottle time and leave for a while... It's for my wedding favors which isn't until June 28 so they'll have more then enough time to age!

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