So I brewed a wit...A PM with 8 lbs of grain and a few WDME,etc. But I had cultured yeast from Brewery Omegang's (SP?) Wit- and had steped it up too. I poured this first attempt at brewing with a cultured yeast into the primary and it did great. But the Krausen level never would settle. After a solid 10 days, (Several without airlock activity- I should add) I swirled the carboy to see if things would settle....They did! Clear at the top. So I thought it would stay that way. It did not. (And still- not airlock activity... I sat and watched for quite a while.) Today made a solid 14 days since active fermentation began, so I took a reading. 1.012. I had "Cleared" the top twice already- so I racked to the keg, and drank the gravity reading. Damn its good!
Has anyone ever had seriously Active krausen levels without at least an observable amount of airlock activity?
I was not using a three piece airlock- I was using an "S" curse one. And my fluid levels were equally balanced, not all to one side like when it slowly bubbles every few min. Odd.
Who has seen such behavior from yeast before?