Originally Posted by BEER_4_BREAKFAST
...Once the Krauzen settles I plan on removing the blow off and putting my airlock back on. Is that OK to do? Any clue why the krauzen on this brew went so crazy, and it didnt on my first 2 batches?
My krauzen looks similiar to the pic in this thread.http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/krau...-normal-84826/
You will be fine to put an airlock back on if you want to. Ensure it has been cleaned and sanitized.
Hard to say exactly why the krauzen went nuts this time. Could have been the fermentation temperature, type of yeast used and pitching size, style of beer... I've had batches, under similar conditions, generate a ton of krauzen and others that only produce a small amount. Its been mentioned on here before, but when dealing with living organisms (yeast) sometimes you just can't predict how they are going to react.