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Old 02-25-2013, 01:59 PM   #1
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I brewed up a batch of English pale ale on Friday afternoon. Saturday I had a good head and lots of motion in the fermentor. This morning the krausen is gone and it looks deceased.. Should I repitch . Or just let it run it's course?


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Old 02-25-2013, 02:05 PM   #2
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I brewed up a batch of English pale ale on Friday afternoon. Saturday I had a good head and lots of motion in the fermentor. This morning the krausen is gone and it looks deceased.. Should I repitch . Or just let it run it's course?
The only way you will know is by taking a hydrometer reading!

That being said you should give the beer another week in at least to clean up and clear.


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Old 02-25-2013, 02:10 PM   #3
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Back away from the fermentor--yeast at work, do not disturb. Everyone wants to see bubbles and foam, but that is only part of the life-cycle of yeast.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:38 PM   #4
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Thanks! I wanted to take a hydro reading but dont like to disturb it. It's only my second batch so I was a little worried when it stopped churning so fast, but I did add honey to my first batch.. The disappearance of the krausen was my major worry. Thanks for the advice, ill leave it and cross my fingers..
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