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Old 01-27-2011, 07:35 PM   #1
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Default Krausen not falling.

Hey guys, currently have a 5 gallon batch of belgian wit fermenting. It has been fermenting since jan 16 and the krausen has not fallen yet. I have done some research on it and everyone is saying that sometimes it takes 2-3 weeks to fall and sometimes it will never fall and you just siphon through it when bottling. Just wanted to get some opinions on this. The two week mark is hitting this Sunday and I was hoping to start bottling.



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Old 01-27-2011, 07:42 PM   #2
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What yeast did you use? What fermentation temp? I have a Belgian Wit in primary right now almost a week in and looks about like yours. I used the WL-400 yeast recommended by AHS for their kit. I am sure someone with more experience will be along to help more than I can but I am sure someone will ask these, and maybe more questions to be able to help you better. Good luck!



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i used white labs WLP400 Belgian Wit Ale Yeast. the temp has been around 70 degrees in the closet of my office.

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What's the gravity of the beer?

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I used WLP400 for my Wit that I bottled about a couple weeks ago. I didn't have any issues with the krausen falling. However, I did have airlock activity for about a week or so straight. I believe I raised the temp to around 72 F. Sometimes it will take just a little longer than usual. I would just wait it out.

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I did my first brew on Jan. 9 and the the Krausen didn't fall until about the day before I bottled - Jan 23. Check your gravity (and listen to Revvy). I had two readings of 1.010 over 3 days. That was spot on the target FG and with no change, I knew it was done.

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The OG was 1.061. Whats the best way to take another reading right now?

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The OG was 1.061. Whats the best way to take another reading right now?
How did you take it the first time? You just open the fermenter and take a sample.
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Mine Krausen never did fall in my Wit. I decided to take a gravity reading, and it was done, so I racked into my 2nd. Mine was in the primary for 20 days before I moved it to the 2nd.

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How did you take it the first time? You just open the fermenter and take a sample.
Just siphoned it out. i just worry about contamination. ill just starsan it well and get back to you.


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