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Old 07-23-2006, 02:02 PM   #1
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Jun 2006
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My brews been sitting in primary for 2 weeks now and there is still some krausen, as I define it anyway, on top. Bubbling is pretty slow. Should I rack to secondary?

I've read that most of you rack to secondary when the krausen falls. Is that to be interpreted that the top should be free of all junk?

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Old 07-23-2006, 03:48 PM   #2
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No, the krausen has fallen when you have some foam, some ale showing. As long as an ale is fermenting, however slightly, there will be floaties. And sometimes beyond.
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Old 07-24-2006, 12:14 AM   #3
May 2006
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If it still looks like this, leave it alone.


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