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Old 10-07-2012, 10:44 PM   #1
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So I didn't fear the foam on this brew but the fermentation appears a little different. More for curiosity than anything is the reason for my question. I had some foam left in the carboy when transferring from the kettle and there was a lot of foam in the carboy after the transfer was complete.

Time had passed and I added the yeast. about 12 hours later I have active fermentation. The concern is the Krausen I am used to seeing is not there, I see a lot of foam. I posted a picture for visual aide. I know at this point it doesn't really matter because it is fermenting but I am a little worried about the flavor and harmful affect it may have on the beer and my body when consumed.

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There's no need to worry about harmful effects or flavor with starsan, even with a ton of foam. It breaks down in benign components that the yeast love, and that are found in many things we consume, such as soda pops.

Nothing to worry about.

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