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ishkabibble

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I'm brewing my second wheat beer, and much like the first, I have a gigantic krausen. It's out of hand.

Do I have to wait until the krausen has totally dissipated before I can rack it to a secondary? (It took a solid month to disperse last time.)
 

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nope. just make sure you have hit your final gravity numbers and you should be good to go.
 

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I remove the krausen 3 or 4 times a day - always have done which is why I ferment in a plastic bucket with tight fitting lid.
 
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carlin was a boss. everything i've ever wanted to say has already been said by him. plus, oregon is the most byutiful, underrated state in the union. i wish i were at the deschutes in bend right now.
 
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I remove the krausen 3 or 4 times a day - always have done which is why I ferment in a plastic bucket with tight fitting lid.
i had no idea you could skim off zee krausen! many thanks!
 

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Technically it increases the risk of infection, but if your spoon is sterilised and you avoid hair or nose drips falling into the wort, you will be fine.
 
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