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uncle buck 12-06-2005 09:54 PM

just learning
i am starting to gather what i think to start brewing, but first, i have a dumb question. if ale yeast rises to the top after fermentation, why does everyone talk about yeast settleing in the carboy? seriously, i really don't know. thank you for your consideration

Darth Konvel 12-06-2005 10:03 PM

Ale yeast will build up on top during the fermentation, but once their job is done they settle to the bottom. Let me see if I can find some pictures for demonstration purposes...

DeRoux's Broux 12-06-2005 10:05 PM

welcome a borad, and dig the screen name! best damn movie ever. and no dumb questions here. we welcome all.
ale yeast is a top fermenting yeast, as opposed to lager yeast, which is a bottom fermenting yeast. the top fermenting yeast strains are more effective at temps between 55-75 degrees F. the bottom fermenting yeast are more effective at temps below 50-55 degrees F. once the ale yeast is finished with the ferment and pooped out all the alcohol and CO2 it can, it falls to the bottom of the fermenting vessel, creating trub (troob) or sediment.
try www.whitelabs.com or www.wyeastlab.com for some yeast info, pic's, and specific's on different yeast strain characteristics.

Darth Konvel 12-06-2005 10:10 PM

Exhibit A:
Note the krausen forming on top, with layer of trub forming on the bottom. (Note, I'm "borrowing" the pic from DrewsBrews ;) )

El Pistolero 12-06-2005 11:19 PM


Originally Posted by DeRoux's Broux
welcome a borad, and dig the screen name! best damn movie ever.

It was a good movie...but best ever? :confused:

Baron von BeeGee 12-07-2005 12:40 AM

I thought Great Outdoors was better myself, but I'm sure I'm in the minority. I can't get enough of that bear jumping up and down on that door!

drengel 12-07-2005 01:13 AM

i give my vote for great outdoors for john candy movies

rewster451 12-07-2005 01:19 AM

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles anyone?

Tony 12-07-2005 01:58 AM

Spaceballs :p

woodstone 12-07-2005 02:41 AM

LupusUmbrus -

Picture perfect with the ale yeast dump....hmmmmm....lots to do this weekend but brewing sounds (errr, looks) better...:drunk: :p


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