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Old 10-25-2007, 01:40 AM   #1
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Since I use ale pails I never see the fermentation process So this is new to me. I brewed a 5 gallon Listermann ESB kit and pitched with Wyeast British Ale II. I had good strong fermentation 12 hours later then it slowed 24 hours after that. I checked it this evening and the airlock had overflowed with this tan viscous stuff. I popped the lid off of the pail and there was a super viscous tan foam. Is this the yeast/krausen? It smelt like beer so I dont think anything was wrong but my previous 3 batches didnt do this. I am not really worried but just looking for confirmation that it is what I think it is.

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Old 10-25-2007, 01:43 AM   #2

Yup, that is the krausen! Some yeasts generate way more than others, but also having your temps too high can cause an overactive fermentation which will do the same thing.
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Old 10-25-2007, 01:46 AM   #3
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Awesome, thanks a ton! Temp isnt an issue. The fermenting chamber holds a rock solid 69.5F. As backed up as that airlock was I am surprised the bucket didnt spit it out.

 
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