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Zul'jin

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With no further airlock activity, I took the top off my primary. It's back on now. I have no krausen, just something that looks like weak dishwater suds. However, I do have a thick ring of brownish green ??? that is a good 2 inches wide stuck to the side, about 1 inch above the wort level. Maybe that "was" a krausen and it settled already. It has been 5 days in the primary, counting brew day and today. This is an Irish Stout extract from Midwest. Ferment temps have been holding at 71F - 68F with 68F being more constant.

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Yea the krausen has dropped back into the fermenter, it all sounds perfectly normal to me. Good work!
 

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aye, normal. some yeast will hold the krausen, other strains barely krausen.

the trub ring is the evidence the krausen left behind.

you still have at least 2 days before you should rack to secondary. if you're not gonna secondary, you have about 2 weeks before you should bottle.
 
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