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Old 01-17-2010, 02:39 PM   #1
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Default fermenting without krauzen??

I made a stout, and after 24 hours I have really vigorous airlock activity, but no krauzen at all....

Is this normal?

I used S-04 dry yeast, sprinkled it directly into the cooled wort....


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Old 01-18-2010, 04:19 PM   #2
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whats your recipe? the yeast alone doesn't mean anything.


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Old 01-18-2010, 04:26 PM   #3
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whats your recipe? the yeast alone doesn't mean anything.
roughly,

10 lbs pale malt
1.1 lbs black malt
1.1 lbs flaked barley
1.1 lbs roasted barley

mashed at 152 F

1.052 OG
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Old 01-20-2010, 06:57 PM   #4
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THe only time I have ever seen that was with cider. It fermented out fine. I'm not very experienced with cider though so maybe that's just how it works.
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It's only been 24 hours....more than likely you are off gassing o2, and maybe a small amount of co2, but your krausen will be along sometime. Remember, airlock activity really means very little.


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