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Old 04-08-2006, 11:25 PM   #1
mayday1019
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Hello,

Two weeks ago I brewed my first Sam Adams Ale clone. The directions said to give it 1 week in the primary. After 1 week, the fermentation was still fairly active and there was a thick layer of krausen on the top.

Now there is a thin layer of krausen (mostly thick bubbles), and the bubbles have really stopped coming through the airlock. Should I transfer now, or wait until all of the krausen has fallen?

And if I do transfer now, should I be sure to siphon some of the krausen on the top while leaving the trub on the bottom of the primary?

Thanks as always for your help.

Bob



 
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Old 04-08-2006, 11:47 PM   #2
Mudd
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Is there still activity in the airlock?

When I trasnfer to secondary, I try to transfer nothing but liquid beer.

No Trub, No Floaties.. IMO Krausen should begone by the time the primary is finished.

EDIT: BTW did you check this out? http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=7960



 
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Old 04-09-2006, 12:28 AM   #3
mayday1019
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Thanks for the link.

There really is no activity in the airlock, but there is krausen still on the top. Would you recommed I wait another week or at least until the top is clear of bubbles/yeast?

 
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Old 04-09-2006, 12:29 AM   #4
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2 weeks and no airlock activity? I'd say rack it.
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