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Offline Gian Sartor

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unusually sticky krausen
« on: April 28, 2020, 10:40:38 am »
I've got a pale ale fermenting at the moment with some WLP001. I am about 8.5 days in at this stage and usually the krausen has fallen all the way back by now and there would be a few bubbles/rafts floating on top but there is still dark sticky/resiny layer of krausen. I am not worried about an infection or anything, all smells fine and the sample I took the other day tasted as expected.

This sticky/resiny krausen is unusual to me and I am trying to understand if this is possibly due to a) hop resin from the 4oz of hops used in the kettle for this 5 gallon batch or b) a result of having re-used this yeast 5-6 times. I have been building a 1.5 litre starter and saving 0.5 litre for the next starter <- I have done 5-6 iterations of this process with this yeast.


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Re: unusually sticky krausen
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2020, 11:17:20 am »
Unless you see it happen every time you use the yeast, it was something unique to the batch
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