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Old 03-04-2008, 07:07 PM   #1
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Default Thick krauesen at 3 weeks...?

So I brewed a blonde ale from extract out of Jamil's book and I was about to rack it into a keg at 3 weeks when I noticed it still had about an inch to two inches of krauesen on top. I used one pack of US-05 dry yeast and it was at about 62 degrees for 2 weeks and then I brought it up to 68 - 70 when I saw that it still had krauesen. Some of it dropped when I gave it a swirl and there has been no bubbling but this krauesen just won't drop.

What gives?

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So I brewed a blonde ale from extract out of Jamil's book and I was about to rack it into a keg at 3 weeks when I noticed it still had about an inch to two inches of krauesen on top. I used one pack of US-05 dry yeast and it was at about 62 degrees for 2 weeks and then I brought it up to 68 - 70 when I saw that it still had krauesen. Some of it dropped when I gave it a swirl and there has been no bubbling but this krauesen just won't drop.

What gives?

Maybe its on Viagra.
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Have you taken any grav readings? If fermentation's done then I'd carefully rack it out of there...I'd hold the autospihon straight up and away from the walls of the fermenter where the Krausen is. I'd try to do it slowly at first to pull the beer away from the krauzen if it's still touching it.

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Have you taken any grav readings? If fermentation's done then I'd carefully rack it out of there...I'd hold the autospihon straight up and away from the walls of the fermenter where the Krausen is. I'd try to do it slowly at first to pull the beer away from the krauzen if it's still touching it.
I'll take one tonight when I get home. Unfortunately in my haste I forgot to get an OG reading but it was extract so I should be able to assume what it was.
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If I read your original post correctly, It's 3 weeks old, right. I'm sure it's gotta be done fermenting. Is the Krausen all across the surface of the beer or is it just in a ring around the fermener? I'm just thinking if it's all the way across, you've got to be carefull to break through to stick your siphon into.

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what's the recipe?
Mine had a thin layer of krausen as well but it was mainly due to the malto-dextrin.

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It' all the way across. The grain bill was 8 lbs of light LME that I added at 30 min but I ended up using alexander's pale malt and .5lb of crystal 15 that was steeped and and then boiled with the rest of the water for the full 60 min.

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just take a gravity reading..than another in a day or 2..if the same its done..

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If I read your original post correctly, It's 3 weeks old, right. I'm sure it's gotta be done fermenting. Is the Krausen all across the surface of the beer or is it just in a ring around the fermener? I'm just thinking if it's all the way across, you've got to be carefull to break through to stick your siphon into.
how careful? just kinda curious about this.

i was reading this thread yesterday and didn't think to much of it until i got home last night and checked on my wheat beer. its been in the primary for almost 2 weeks and with my other beers i was used to it falling back into the beer and to the bottom of the bucket. well go figure, it still has a pretty good of krausen on top and it has hit its FG, and i want to rack it out either tonight or tomorrow.
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how careful? just kinda curious about this.

i was reading this thread yesterday and didn't think to much of it until i got home last night and checked on my wheat beer. its been in the primary for almost 2 weeks and with my other beers i was used to it falling back into the beer and to the bottom of the bucket. well go figure, it still has a pretty good of krausen on top and it has hit its FG, and i want to rack it out either tonight or tomorrow.
Well since the Krausen has bitter flavors in it you don't want it to mix with the beer....So you want to carefully lower your siphon through it into the beer and draw it away from it.
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