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Old 02-26-2009, 01:30 AM   #1
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why cant i put my wort in a smaller primary knowing full well i will blow off ALL the crud ? whats to lose if i take precautions ??

 
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:40 AM   #2
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You can do it, say bye bye to some of your yeasties too. Why would you strive for a blowoff?

 
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:44 AM   #3
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reading palmer he mentions some nasty stuff in the krausen. figured why all the sweat on containing it. just let it blow ?

 
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:51 AM   #4
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Im fermenting in a cornie with a blowoff on the in post. It is way full and appears most of the krausen is going out the blowoff. It is having a violent ferment so I am not worried about losing some yeast. It was my plan to have the krausen go out the blowoff and seems to be working.

 
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:44 AM   #5
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Wow, krausen is bad, learn something new every day.

 
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:52 AM   #6
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not all of it, but the dark gunk that sticks to the sides of the carboy is.
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:58 AM   #7
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not all of it, but the dark gunk that sticks to the sides of the carboy is.
what is bad about it? sources?

I am with pol, but I think this is hearsay
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:58 AM   #8
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Wow, krausen is bad, learn something new every day.
You didn't know that Pol? Krausen is a surefire sign of infection. Better get to dumping those batches before they get worse!
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Old 02-26-2009, 03:05 AM   #9
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look guys bust my nuts all you want i am just reading this **** right out of the palmer book everyone says i should read. so now i dont listen to what he says and listen to you guys ? everything is left to interpretation. ask the lawyers about that one. i was just wondering if blowing all that junk off the top wasnt all that bad for a brew.

 
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Old 02-26-2009, 03:18 AM   #10
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You didn't know that Pol? Krausen is a surefire sign of infection. Better get to dumping those batches before they get worse!
Dont you mean send it to you?

The dark stuff that clings to the side of my fermentor never makes it into my beer anyhow, it just like sticks to the fermentor. If you taste it, it is REALLY bitter and gross. I dont suggest scraping it into your brew by any means.

 
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