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Old 12-11-2006, 05:36 PM   #1
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Ok I racked my first batch last night into the secondary. When I took off the cover their was no Krausen (foam) but when I check the specific gravity it was right on! Should I be concerned with no Krausen (foam)?

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Old 12-11-2006, 05:37 PM   #2
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The Krausen will fall when the yeast has finished so spot on for both things.

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Right, if the krausen hasn't fallen it is probably too early to rack. Wheat beers might retain a krausen even though they are done fermenting, but not normally.
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Old 12-20-2006, 06:47 AM   #4
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When the krausen falls that means your primary fermentation is done and your secondary stage has started. David 42 makes a good point about wheat beers being different because I guess all that protein. But I don't know much about wheat beers.

No reason to be concerned, you just have to wait now. And wait. Suspense.
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Primary: 5 gal. Stout
Secondary: 10 gal. Belgian Witbier
On tap: IPA
Ready to brew: 10 gal. Fat Tire clone

Relax, don't worry, Have a Frew Brew
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