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Old 06-14-2012, 03:31 AM   #1
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I brewed a hefe on sunday and used dry yeast. I just sprinkled it on top and noticed today that there is not a kraussen but the airlock hac been bubbling is something wrong with my beer?

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Old 06-14-2012, 03:34 AM   #2
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No, your beer is fine. Different yeast/wort combinations produce different amounts of kraussen.

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Old 06-14-2012, 03:35 AM   #3
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Some beers make little to no krausen, or it falls quickly. Others make giant, ugly krausens. It depends on the recipe and the yeast.

Bubbling is a good sign that you have fermentation (though lack of bubbling does not mean that you don't).

Leave it alone. The yeast know how to make beer; let them. Wait two weeks, then take a hydrometer reading. Wait two days and take another. If they match, you are ready to rack to secondary or bottling bucket.

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Old 06-14-2012, 03:47 AM   #4
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K I was kind of worried cause this is the first time I haven't had one, but like I said the airlock was bubbling almost constantly.

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Old 06-14-2012, 01:45 PM   #5
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Just to show how different he process can be I brewed a Hefe and had a nasty krausen for almost 14 days!

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Old 06-14-2012, 02:39 PM   #6
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Just to show how different he process can be I brewed a Hefe and had a nasty krausen for almost 14 days!
Ive brewed one before that lasted almost 2 weeks also just hadn't done one that hasn't had one.
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