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Old 04-26-2009, 06:42 PM   #1
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I pitched the yeast in my dunkel about 2 days ago. I pitched WLP300 yeast after letting it sit in a starter for 48 hours, expecting some massive krausen. What I did get....was one of the smallest krausen rings I've ever seen. Is krausen size related to anything? I was expecting something larger, especially with this stronger (1.062 starting gravity) batch. I'm thinking I didn't leave the yeast in the starter enough, I have a feeling most of it died when it was shipped to me (the day it arrived the weather was pretty hot).

Nontheless, this leads me into my 2nd, and main question: Is it ok to remove the blowoff tube after the krausen falls?

 
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Old 04-26-2009, 06:45 PM   #2
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Yep. When it stops blowing off, swap the hose out for a regular airlock.
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:02 PM   #3
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Anyone have any idea about the weak krausen?

 
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:08 PM   #4
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Don't be self conscious about the size of your krausen.
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:10 PM   #5
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That's classic.
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