Are you supposed to have hop matter floating on your krauzen??

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Vic_Sinclair

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I rubberband a hop bag over the intake of my autosiphon (all sanitized) when I rack to leave it behind. But it's perfectly fine they made it in there. Some people take steps to keep them out in the first place, I take steps when I rack. Up to you.
 

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If you do the hop bag method, you can always scoop the hop gunk out with a big spoon afterwords and eat it. It doesn't taste as good as you'd think.

Not that I've tried that, or anything.
 
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I rubberband a hop bag over the intake of my autosiphon (all sanitized) when I rack to leave it behind. But it's perfectly fine they made it in there. Some people take steps to keep them out in the first place, I take steps when I rack. Up to you.
I used an auto siphon from the brewpot to the primary to try and eliminate that. Apparently it didnt work. I'll probably try a strainer next time. I'm surprised at how much is actually floating on top of the krauzen though.

Thanks guys.

Oh BTW, I can't wait untill I get to tell someone to RDWHAHB.:D
 

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The one big thing I have learned is that the carboy can be a very very nasty thing to liik at. every yeast has a different look and every temp will create something new.

Who knew that THIS would turn out to be a wonderful brew.

 

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Things that should NOT be found floating in your krauzen: (A) Dead rat (B) Dead hooker (C) Used condom.......Anything other than those three is probably normal and very yummy.
 
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