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Old 01-09-2012, 01:42 AM   #1
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I recently brewed a 3 gallon batch of barley wine. When I opened my primary today for a gravity reading there was about an inch thick sediment on the top. I've never seen this before. Can anyone help me out with this.

 
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:03 AM   #2
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You mean like yeast rafts,or thick foam? Pics would help.
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:04 AM   #3
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Sounds like a krausen

 
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:08 AM   #4
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krausen'd.

 
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:09 AM   #5
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You mean like yeast rafts,or thick foam? Pics would help.
Yeast rafts. Not thinking I scooped it off& racked to a secondary. I normally use a long primary but didn't think it wise to leave it like that. In hindsight I should have taken pics and consulted first.

 
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:11 AM   #6
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Sounds like a krausen
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:12 AM   #7
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Yeast rafts are fairly normal. Chunks get swirled up off the bottom sometimes during ferementation.
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:15 AM   #8
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Yeast rafts are fairly normal. Chunks get swirled up off the bottom sometimes during ferementation.
Enough to create an inch thick cake across the top?

 
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:16 AM   #9
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Krausen....when the yeast start doing their thing, they make a sorta form on top. It's called a krausen. Almost like a protective barrier.

 
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Old 01-09-2012, 02:17 AM   #10
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Enough to create an inch thick cake across the top?
How long has it been fermenting for?

 
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