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Old 01-25-2011, 04:12 AM   #1
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Default Sediment on top of carboy!

This has been fermenting for a few days now, It was fermenting like crazy yesterday and i had to put on a blow off valve. well the fermentation has slowed leaving all the sediment from the foam stuck to the top. Is this bad. What are you thoughts on this?
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Old 01-25-2011, 04:26 AM   #2
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No problem. (Poor yeast that got stranded in the foam and stuck on the glass are likely to dehydrate. But its brothers and sistered get more of the wort for themselves.)

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Old 01-25-2011, 04:48 AM   #3
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pretty standard, I have two that are fermenting in the same condition right now. The only bad thing is it makes it difficult to see :P

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Old 01-25-2011, 04:53 AM   #4
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That is why Billy Mays invented oxi clean, and then safeway made a cheaper generic version.

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Old 01-25-2011, 05:00 AM   #5
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Yup its fine to leave that stuff there. Just try to not swirl that stuff back into the beer since it supposedly provides harsh and bitter flavors

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Old 01-25-2011, 05:17 AM   #6
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Nothing to worry about; in fact, this ought to happen! It's called krausen and is basically just a head of yeast due to fermentation.

It looks like your krausen is creeping up the neck of your carboy. Some people invest in a blow off tube system that basically swaps out the airlock for a sealed vinyl tube that lets the krausen travel through it and into a bucket. Just in case you run into trouble, you can MacGyver a blow off system with some vinyl tubing and what you have in that picture.

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Old 01-25-2011, 05:48 AM   #7
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That's not krausen, but the remnants of krausen - it's brown hefe and it is perfectly normal consisting of spent hops, yeast, and proteins. Bigjuicy is correct - you want to avoid getting any of that in the beer when you siphon out of the carboy given that it is very bitter.

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I would be worried if it didn't look like that... it's completely normal.

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Sweet thanks for all the input!

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Old 01-25-2011, 01:22 PM   #10
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I had a question concerning the same issue. I don't have a pic but it looks very similar to the above. I have a 4.5-4.75 gallon batch in a 5 gallon bucket; very little headspace. But I do have a blowoff attached to a large mason jar w/ sanitizer.
About 12 hrs after pitching, it was undergoing vigorous fermentation with krausen being pushed out of the sides and into the jar. Last night I've noticed a good 1/4 inch layer of sediment (like above) in the bottom of my mason jar.
With very little headspace in the bucket, and a good sediment layer in the jar, is it possible that most yeast was expelled? I'll give it a few days for a SG test but wanted to put it out there for anyone else

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