Originally Posted by p40whk
I'm not used to cider so should there be a thick Krausen or should it just be a thin layer of fizzing bubbles (what I have now)?
With Kitzingers, I get a foam swell after 24 hours that lasts for about a day then drops. With US-05 I get a thin foam that fills the headspace and often times the airlocks like forever - I never get done cleaning and reinstalling my airlocks.
I did three batches with US-05. I will never use top-fermenting yeast for cider again. I don't like the taste and I also don't like the physical behaviour of this yeast in cider - it's very slow and extremely messy.