How long does Krausen last in the fermenter?

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PerArdua

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Yes that is my question. I'm just curious as to how long it'll stay on my beer. My first 2 brews were done in a plastic bucket rather than a glass carboy so I have not yet actually had the chance to see the krausen form or die down.
 

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It depends on the yeast. I have had two batches I was convinced the krausen would never fall. My Trappist krausen was very elastic and after two weeks it wasn't budging.
 
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So I'm assuming if it's still there after the gravity has settled I can rack without worrying too much about it?
 
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I guess I'm just impatient. It's only been 7 days so far. Thanks guys!
 

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I guess I'm just impatient. It's only been 7 days so far. Thanks guys!
Patience was pretty hard when i started out. Frankly, it still needs improvement. :)

However, when i taste test beer 2 weeks in and forget it for 2 more weeks and its tastes much better and mellow, it starts to make it easier. :D

4-6 weeks from the fermenter to the glass is starting - to me - to seem like a fool proof way of getting good homebrew.
 
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