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Old 12-13-2007, 03:06 AM   #1
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My Steam was brewed Sunday. At first a thin layer of foam appeared on Tuesday and it started to bubble away. Today, when I got home, there was all sorts of the particulate from the bottom that floated up and attached itself to the krausen. Then, as I watched, the particles broke away from the krausen and sunk to the bottom. In the meantime, the beer looks like it has "currents" in it, with all of the yeast balls going in circles, sinking (mostly) and swirling. Airlock is bubbling every 2 to 3 seconds. I haven't seen this on my other brews (this is my 3rd). Does this have anything to do with the fact it is lager yeast (even though the fermentation temp is 58 - 65 degrees)?


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Old 12-13-2007, 03:16 AM   #2
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That's just a nice healthy fermentation, sit back and enjoy the show!

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Old 12-13-2007, 05:26 PM   #3
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A good reason to ferment in carboys instead of buckets - you can really get to know your fermentation.

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I'm finding that out myself. I'm itching to open the bucket to watch! *grin* I'll control myself, though.
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I brewed a SN Celebration Ale Clone Monday night, and pitched it on a 1056 cake. That sucker took off and fermented out in 48 hours! Gotta love fast healthy ferments.

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