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Old 04-20-2009, 04:24 AM   #1
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Hey guys quick question and I did some looking but still kinda iffy... I generally never open my primary ale pail but for belgium wit I felt I had to check it out....

My satellite sample showed an SG of 1.012 ish but there was still a really big krausen from what I could tell in my primary... So I waited another 2 days. On day 5 I opened my lid to find it is just sitting there not doing much...

I took an SG from my primary and the reading came out to 1.020 so I still think there is some fermenting going on but, is it normal for the krausen to hang out on top for 5 days?

I read that it seems most 3 days for a wit? I know I should probably RDWHAHB but I just wanna make sure second batch is gonna be yummy and not stuck.

 
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:27 AM   #2
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I know I should probably RDWHAHB
Dang, how'd you know?

Yeah man, just relax, and let the yeast do their thing. 5 days of krausen is nothing unusual, just take a breath, step back, count to 30 days, and all will be well with your beer.
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:41 AM   #3
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i've had krausen for as long as 2 weeks before.

 
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Old 04-20-2009, 05:36 AM   #4
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yeah my belgian had it for just about 2 weeks as well.

 
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:29 AM   #5
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Yep my krausen just fell after 18 days, don't worry about it go do something else and forget you even have that beer sitting there for a few more weeks

 
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:51 AM   #6
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5 days is still wayyyyyyyy early to be worrying about krausen not falling
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