• We have implemented the ability to gift someone a Supporting Membership now! When you access the Upgrade page there is now a 'Gift' button. Once you click that you can enter a username to gift an account Upgrade to. Great way to help support this forum plus give some kudos to anyone who has helped you.

Weird Looking Krausen

Aussie Home Brewer

Help Support Aussie Home Brewer:

williewtb

Member
Joined
3/4/12
Messages
24
Reaction score
0
This came up bout 18 hours after i pitch. Normally it would be pretty even and flat, this one came up high just in one spot with some brown patch on the top. Am using nottingham yeast, i made sure i clean and sanitize everything, could it be a possible infection? Beside the shape it looks pretty good, white and foamy...

K1.jpg


K2.jpg
 

Ross

CraftBrewer
Joined
14/1/05
Messages
9,262
Reaction score
370
Perfectly normal, all is good :)

Cheers Ross
 

kario

Well-Known Member
Joined
2/12/11
Messages
130
Reaction score
2
"A picture of health".
 

williewtb

Member
Joined
3/4/12
Messages
24
Reaction score
0
Glad to hear this guys! Thanks for the heads up. ;)
 

bullsneck

Malty tasking
Joined
25/11/08
Messages
931
Reaction score
175
Interestingly enough, I have a porter in primary at the moment with Nottingham munching away at it. It threw up a big off-white krausen with a small, say 4cm in radius, brown spot to the side not dissimilar to yours. I echo what all have said before me.
 

Fourstar

doG reeB
Joined
31/10/07
Messages
6,150
Reaction score
39
i only see this typically when im too lazy to rehydrate dry yeast and some random yeast cells cling to the wort foam after oxygenation.
 

seravitae

Well-Known Member
Joined
4/2/09
Messages
824
Reaction score
8
^^ what he said, krausen looks fine, just looks like a dry yeast pocket.
 

thylacine

Well-Known Member
Joined
21/11/08
Messages
487
Reaction score
31
i only see this typically when im too lazy to rehydrate dry yeast and some random yeast cells cling to the wort foam after oxygenation.


I stopped rehydrating "dry yeast" (can you rehydrate liquid yeast...? :) ) over twelve months ago and have not observed an increase in the frequency of the OP's krausen description.
 

bullsneck

Malty tasking
Joined
25/11/08
Messages
931
Reaction score
175
I assumed the brown stuff was just some kettle trub that found its way into the fermenter.
 

alcoadam

Well-Known Member
Joined
22/2/11
Messages
156
Reaction score
23
Must be a nice wort to get the yeast that excited..... :lol:
 

williewtb

Member
Joined
3/4/12
Messages
24
Reaction score
0
Well this is just my 3rd brew so im still learning very much. ;) This is also my first time rehyrdating the dry yeast, and i pour a whole lot into one spot, must have got too excited lol, maybe that explains why.. im now just a bit over a day after pitching and i can see at least a good 3cm of krausen and its all level now.. :lol:
 

Latest posts

Top