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Old 04-14-2009, 12:29 AM   #1
Dec 2008
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I making a weinhenstephaner clone (wheat beer with special weinhenstephaner yeast), fermenting around 68-70 steadily, and it fermented like crazy (blowoff needed) like most hefe's but the kraussen has yet to receed and it's going in to day 9. It receeded some but for 5 days or so its been about 2-3 inches thick and looks like brown brains. I thought it would had settled out by now. Am I mistaken? Can the kraussen stay up top for too long? Oh and one more thing. When I put the wort into the carboy, I topped it off with 1/2 a gallon of spring water to bring it up to the 5 gallon mark but now its at about the 4.7 gallon mark. Does the settling of the break/trub and all that reduce the volume of beer?

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Old 04-14-2009, 12:35 AM   #2
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Sure - kraeusen can persist for quite a while.

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Old 04-14-2009, 12:45 AM   #3
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I have Belgian wits that it took over 3 weeks for the krausen to fall. RWDAHB.
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