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Old 08-10-2005, 07:44 PM   #1
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Some strange things observed when transferring to the secondary:



What is that brown stuff???




This is what was left over after I was done brewing. It tasted awful, and the stuff at the bottom was crunchy!




And this is the end result. Looks a little dark for a Hefe, but that might be because I have never seen so much at one time.


Oh, and I was just kidding about drinking the left overs. But what is that Brown stuff? Krausen?

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Old 08-10-2005, 07:49 PM   #2
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You shouldn't have tasted it, its normal in every brew, I'm not 100% sure what it is though because I'm not experienced but I think its called "the plant" left over yeast and stuff

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hey bra, Aloha! Yes, it looks like it was krausen. I not sure what that was in the pint glass though. Should be fine...let us know how it tastes in a few weeks after bottle conditioning. Do you have a name for your new brew? How about Da Kine Brew? Hang loose!

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Am I right in thinking krausen is "the plant" as I've heard it called?

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yep, that's the krausen from the fermentation process (in the first pic). did you pour it into the pint glass? makes me thirsty for a big ol' milk shake!!!!
the objective is to allow the krausen to subside before you rack to the secondary. usually 3-7 days (a SG reding wil ltell you for sure, but i'm lazy!).

color looks good to me Oahu. it's always more dense in the carboy's.

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yep, that's the krausen from the fermentation process (in the first pic). did you pour it into the pint glass? makes me thirsty for a big ol' milk shake!!!!
the objective is to allow the krausen to subside before you rack to the secondary. usually 3-7 days (a SG reding wil ltell you for sure, but i'm lazy!).

color looks good to me Oahu. it's always more dense in the carboy's.

Ah, so next time I see the stuff, I should think: Rack later.

I did pour the leftovers from the racking into the pint glass. Although if you read the above post carefully, I did not actually drink it. Thanks again DeRoux, this is like the millionth time you've given me useful info.
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anytime, happy to help.

do you primary in a glass 6.5 g carboy? if not, maybe for future brews. that way you can see when the activity is complete w/out lifting a lid on a bucket set-up (and having to jack with a hydrometer). plus it's better for the brew IMHO, but that dead horse has been kicked a million times here.......

hey, i've tasted the krausen before! :~)

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hey, i've tasted the krausen before! :~)
Hell, I've tasted the dead horse
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kinda chewy hu?
nice bass too! where did ya catch it?

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kinda chewy hu?
nice bass too! where did ya catch it?
Nah...just got to let em age a few days, like coons and armadilloes.

That's a Minnesota bass...a puny little 6 pounder.
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