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Old 09-30-2011, 05:28 PM   #1
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Sso It's been 2 weeks in the fermenter and time to bottle and not all the kroisen or foam has went back into the beer. What to do boottle or let ssit for another week.

 
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:32 PM   #2
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What kind of beer is it? Sometimes my krausens don't fall back during primary. I usually just rack from underneath it into secondary. If you're going straight from primary to bottling, I'd just make sure you hydrometer readings are holding steady for a couple days. Then siphon from underneath the floating stuff.

 
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:33 PM   #3
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Wouldn't hurt as far as what I have read up on. Seems to me that a majority of brewers may let it sit for about a month in the primary before moving it. So a total of three weeks may help finish the fermintation. Good luck.
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:39 PM   #4
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Leave it a few more weeks then rack from under the sludge if there is any left.

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Old 09-30-2011, 05:45 PM   #5
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I had a Kolsch that didn't drop krausen after 3 weeks. I've heard that cold crashing it will help it to clear and drop, but I didn't try it. I just racked underneath the foam into secondary, since my 5 gallon carboy fits in the fridge for cold conditioning time.
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:05 PM   #6
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It's a blonde ale. It's Done ferrmenting. I want it bottle ready for halloween. So i might let it go for a fee more days. Buut if It's Still there I'm just going to bottle.

 
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