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Old 01-19-2006, 10:56 PM   #1
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i was going to rack my blegian white brew to a secondary after 8 days of fermenting and when i looked into the primary (food grade plastic bucket) i saw that there was still a substantial amount of krausen on top. should i just close off the primary and let it ferment a few more days or should i go ahead and rack it to the secondary?

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Old 01-19-2006, 11:08 PM   #2
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You could take a gravity reading and see how far along it is, but I think you may want to wait. Is there an airlock? If there is and there is no activity in it, you should be fine.

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Old 01-19-2006, 11:19 PM   #3
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I never go to secondary while there's still krauzen...it takes pressure to hold that stuff up, which means your beer is still fermenting.

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Old 01-20-2006, 12:55 AM   #4
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My Belgian Wit has been sitting in primary for two weeks (since Friday before last). As of today I am finally down to a bubble a minute. I will probably let it sit until at least Saturday before I transfer it to secondary. My other batches have usually fermented out faster, but this one seems to be taking its time. I agree with the others, let it go until at least the krausen disappers. Good luck.

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