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Re: Never Ending Krausen
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2015, 01:27:31 AM »
If you at racking......rack, then dry hop.


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Re: Never Ending Krausen
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2015, 01:31:13 AM »
If you lower the temp by 10° or so it might just drop out.

I'm not too worried...it'll either drop during cold crashing or I'll siphon from below it. I'm questioning dry hopping at this point.

If fermentation is complete then lowering the temp to the mid 50s or 60° will probably drop it, and take some suspended yeast with it.  That should make for better dry hopping conditions anyway.
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Re: Never Ending Krausen
« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2015, 02:09:08 AM »
What's the risk of throwing in the hops at this point? Tomorrow will be day 9 of fermentation and I'm following the recipe at this point by dry hopping on day 9.

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Re: Never Ending Krausen
« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2015, 02:16:09 AM »
Following someone else's timeline is a recipe for disappointment.  Is your gravity stable?  For how long has it been stable?  Is your beer clearing or still very hazy?
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Re: Never Ending Krausen
« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2015, 02:35:23 AM »
Just break up the krausen as you mentioned and throw them in.  They will immerse in the beer and do their job.


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Re: Never Ending Krausen
« Reply #35 on: January 27, 2015, 02:37:59 AM »
Just break up the krausen as you mentioned and throw them in.  They will immerse in the beer and do their job.


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Never Ending Krausen
« Reply #36 on: January 27, 2015, 02:39:07 AM »
Just break up the krausen as you mentioned and throw them in.  They will immerse in the beer and do their job.


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Ken, if you mess this up, I'm shipping the entire bad batch to you  ;D

Bring it!   Seriously. I'd give the bucket a little swirl and sink my hops.


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Re: Never Ending Krausen
« Reply #37 on: January 27, 2015, 02:47:21 AM »
I agree with Ken.  Just be cautious around following a timeline for beer fermentation, especially if bottling the beer.  You aren't baking a cake here, the beer will be done when the gravity is stable.  All that said, I rarely take a second reading.  If the beer is around where I think it should be after 2 - 3 weeks, I keg it.  But then by kegging I'm not risking a bottle exploding in my friend's hand either.  Patience, Jedi.

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Re: Never Ending Krausen
« Reply #38 on: January 27, 2015, 02:50:45 AM »
Whole leaf or pellet? Just give bucket a good swirl, drop the krausen and pitch the hops.


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Re: Never Ending Krausen
« Reply #39 on: January 27, 2015, 03:10:32 AM »

Whole leaf or pellet? Just give bucket a good swirl, drop the krausen and pitch the hops.


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Re: Never Ending Krausen
« Reply #40 on: January 27, 2015, 08:32:09 AM »

Whole leaf or pellet? Just give bucket a good swirl, drop the krausen and pitch the hops.


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so if gravity is stable, then go ahead and dry hop. once those hops get into the beer, they will break up and sink into beer (assuming no bag is used for dry hopping).
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