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Old 12-19-2012, 02:31 AM   #1
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Default Krausen "like" rings around my carboy

Hello everyone! I'm a new brewer and new to the forum. I have a batch of ale, its been fermenting for 11 days. The initial fermentation was awesome vigorous! Now the krausen has gone, but I have these white rings around my carboy ribs. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for the input.

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Old 12-19-2012, 02:34 AM   #2
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They are yeast settling. Perfectly normal in a ribbed carboy and nothing to be worried about.

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Old 12-19-2012, 02:35 AM   #3
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Is it left over krausen? Pics would really help

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Idk enough to know if its left over?

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They are yeast settling. Perfectly normal in a ribbed carboy and nothing to be worried about.
Does this mean fermentation is still ongoing?
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Is it left over krausen? Pics would really help
Ok I've added a pic. It doesn't look like anything is really "wrong" I'm mostly wondering if fermentation is still going on?
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Not based on the sediment, which appears to be yeast. However, the beer looks like it hasn't cleared particularly in that picture, so I'd wait before bottling. The best way to tell, of course, is to take some specific gravity readings.

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Old 12-19-2012, 03:01 AM   #9
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If you bump the carboy, some of it will slide off of the ridges to the bottom. When I used Better Bottles I had sediment in the rings on every brew I did.

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Does this mean fermentation is still ongoing?
Give it a few more days to clear. Might take a gravity reading too. The yeast settles as fermentation ends and the beer clears. The rings in your picture look normal to me.
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