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Old 03-08-2008, 12:14 AM   #1
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First hefeweizen...it's been fermenting for 6 days now. Very vigorous ferment which has finally slowed to one bubble every 3 minutes. Popped the lid to take a gravity reading and was a bit surprised because I haven't seen this before. I would assume it's normal, but I've never seen this big of a krausen (or one as...shall we say milky?) after a week fermenting.



 
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Old 03-08-2008, 12:23 AM   #2
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First hefeweizen...it's been fermenting for 6 days now. Very vigorous ferment which has finally slowed to one bubble every 3 minutes. Popped the lid to take a gravity reading and was a bit surprised because I haven't seen this before. I would assume it's normal, but I've never seen this big of a krausen (or one as...shall we say milky?) after a week fermenting.


Yes sir, Just got done fermenting my imperial Hefe and it was worse it blew the air lock out of the top of the bucket and made a huge mess. No Worries!
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Old 03-08-2008, 12:35 AM   #3
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Cool, thanks.

 
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Old 03-08-2008, 12:49 AM   #4
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Sure does look normal.
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Old 03-08-2008, 12:56 AM   #5
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Looks just like two batches I have down stairs.

You may want to rock that bucket back and forth a few times (with the lid on) to knock that yeast-rich pudding back down into the beer.

Fermentation in these krausen heavy batches can sometimes slow down because so much yeast "beaches" itself on the fermenter walls.

 
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Old 03-08-2008, 01:06 AM   #6
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Looks just like two batches I have down stairs.

You may want to rock that bucket back and forth a few times (with the lid on) to knock that yeast-rich pudding back down into the beer.

Fermentation in these krausen heavy batches can sometimes slow down because so much yeast "beaches" itself on the fermenter walls.
Doing it right now....thanks for the tip!

 
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Old 03-08-2008, 01:09 AM   #7
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Oh, and also is it OK to go ahead and take a gravity reading at this point, or should I wait for the krausen to fall?

 
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Old 03-08-2008, 01:23 AM   #8
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if you shake it back down, give it a few days to finish fermenting, then take a reading.

heffe yeast always reminds me of when sigorny jumped into the alien breeding thingy...
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Yes sir, Just got done fermenting my imperial Hefe and it was worse it blew the air lock out of the top of the bucket and made a huge mess. No Worries!
Imperial Hefe. Interesting
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Imperial Hefe. Interesting
I had a thread and a few guys on here helped me with it, I drank the Hydro sample, man is it tastey I love the banana accents.
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