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Old 02-08-2010, 06:15 AM   #1
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I have brewed 6 extract kits and have not seen the solid cake of yeast on the bottom of the bucket as many of the brewers have stated. Am i doing something wrong? I use Wyeast liquid yeast. I have used the dry yeast in the past that comes with the kits.


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Old 02-08-2010, 06:27 AM   #2
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how long is your primary?


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Old 02-08-2010, 06:37 AM   #3
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I left it in the primary for 28 days.
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do you think you are pulling up all of the yeast during transfer?

are you seeing nothing at the bottom of your fermentor?
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i am seeing only the trob at the bottom. i have good clear wort, smell, and taste good.
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i am seeing only the trob at the bottom. i have good clear wort, smell, and taste good.
The layer of trub under the beer is where the yeast is. It's a mixture of yeast and debris from fermentation.


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