Wyeast 1056 confusing me

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Pugilist

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I made a sierra pale clone with this and it has been in the primary for 12 days at 66-70F, and there is no activity in the airlock. There is a very thin cake on the bottom of the carboy, but alot of viscous/bubbly yeast on the surface. The ferment was extremely active and looked like a big head of root beer.

This is my first time with this yeast, does this drop out slowly after it is done, or what?
 

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Sounds about normal to me, though usually the yeast on the surface has subsided for me by 12 days. That is to say it goes from about a 2-3 inch foam head to one about 1/2 an inch or less.

How much did you pitch and how big is your beer?
 
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I pitched a pint starter and its a 5gal extract batch. The surface cover is pretty thin, but it makes it hard to see as the krausen left such a mess on the inside glass.
 

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Sounds reasonable to me. Take any hydrometer readings? It's likely done but that of course is the best way to check!
 
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