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Old 08-02-2011, 03:46 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

It seems to me every time I use dry ale yeast there isn't a white cream foam on top on the beer in the carboy or bucket. Does that mean its not fermenting quickly or at all?

 
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:53 PM   #2
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Have the beers that you've used it on before fermented? Just because there isn't a big krausen doesn't mean it isn't fermenting, but your hydrometer should tell you.
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:56 PM   #3
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yeah it is fermenting down just no krausen with the dry yeast is that normal sometimes?

 
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:06 PM   #4
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What yeast is it? With S-04 i always have a fast and vigorous fermentation and S-05 is faily quick but the krausen takes a while to drop.

 
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:25 PM   #5
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I think it has to do with how fast & vigorous the yeast gets going. Re-hydrated & starter fed yeast def seem to make some good amount of krausen.
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