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Old 01-13-2008, 09:16 PM   #1
Dec 2006
Roseville, MI
Posts: 220

I've noticed that most of my beers do no develop a krausen while fermenting. I use dry and liquid ale yeast depending on what I brew and I introduce plenty of O2 into the beer before laying it down. Any ideas as to why there's not much krausen? They ferment just fine but I'm jealous of all of the cool krauseny carboy pictures

I brewed an ESB yesterday and its bubbling away and the initial foamy layer that developed after shaking the hell out of the carboy is gone and the beer is very cloudy and smelling wonderful... where was the krausen?

Primary: EMPTY
Keg #1: - Hefeweizen
Keg #2: - Mild Ale
Keg #3: - CO2

On Deck: Black IPA - Imperial Stout - IPA or Double IPA - Mocktoberfest

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Old 01-13-2008, 10:19 PM   #2
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Oct 2004
Salt Lake City
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I've found that now that I am making starters for my liquid yeast, I get a massive krausen that I didn't see before. Maybe pitching rate affects this?

"The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind."
-Humphrey Bogart
BierMunchers "OctoberFAST" Ale
Primary 2:
Secondary 1:

Secondary 2:
8-8-8 RIS - EdWorts Haas Pale - EdWort's Appfelwein - O'Flannagain's Standard Stout - Bust A Nut Brown
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A Blonde....just don't tell my brunette wife

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