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Old 05-20-2010, 08:30 PM   #1
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Default How long does Krausen last in the fermenter?

Yes that is my question. I'm just curious as to how long it'll stay on my beer. My first 2 brews were done in a plastic bucket rather than a glass carboy so I have not yet actually had the chance to see the krausen form or die down.


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Old 05-20-2010, 08:37 PM   #2
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It depends on the yeast. I have had two batches I was convinced the krausen would never fall. My Trappist krausen was very elastic and after two weeks it wasn't budging.


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So I'm assuming if it's still there after the gravity has settled I can rack without worrying too much about it?
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As long as it needs to. In my witbier, it stayed for 3 weeks.
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My recent batch - an English Bitter - the krausen dropped in 8-10 days. I used Safale US-05.
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I guess I'm just impatient. It's only been 7 days so far. Thanks guys!
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I guess I'm just impatient. It's only been 7 days so far. Thanks guys!
Patience was pretty hard when i started out. Frankly, it still needs improvement.

However, when i taste test beer 2 weeks in and forget it for 2 more weeks and its tastes much better and mellow, it starts to make it easier.

4-6 weeks from the fermenter to the glass is starting - to me - to seem like a fool proof way of getting good homebrew.


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