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Old 04-21-2010, 04:56 PM   #1
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Default krausen holding after 12 days

I brewed a Blond Ale with US-05 12 days ago and the krausen is still there. The ambient temperature was 18C or so throughout.

Can i place the carboy in my basement to help drop the krausen out? Its about 8-10C ambient.

I read on the forum that one person had similar experience with US-05.



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Old 04-21-2010, 05:18 PM   #2
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Sometimes an extremely gentle shake helps to break the surface tension.



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Old 04-21-2010, 05:34 PM   #4
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What's the current SG? It may not be done.
I still haven't taken a hydro reading. I was planning on doing it my next batch. I guess i need one of those turkey basters or something to get a sample. I'm sure theres a few vids on youtube showing how to take a reading. I hope so anyways.
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I've had krausen stay suspended above the beer on multiple occasions. I just gently rack the clear stuff inbetween the trub on bottom and krausen on top.

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I've had krausen stay suspended above the beer on multiple occasions. I just gently rack the clear stuff inbetween the trub on bottom and krausen on top.
That's good to read. I just racked a Hoegaarden clone to a keg and it had a thick layer of foam (the krausen) on top after 3 weeks in the fermenter.

I hit my FG number so I wasn't worried but I was wondering whether it happened for others.
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I've had Kolsch yeast Krausens that take a month to drop.

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Old 04-22-2010, 04:48 AM   #8
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sometimes it takes awhile -- I also had batch (k-97 yeast) where the krausen didn't drop for 3 weeks

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Old 04-22-2010, 02:12 PM   #9
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Huh, weird...I just made a batch with Am. Ale II last weekend. All aggressive fermentation has stopped, which is usually when my krausen's fall, but I checked it this morning and I still have 3 inches of krausen. My only guess is that this beer is gonna have awesome head retention...



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