Very dirty looking Krausen

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wanus
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Very dirty looking Krausen

Post by wanus » Thu May 09, 2019 6:29 pm

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Does this look normal?
This is my session bitter i do very often.I set it away yesterday and before i went to work this morning i give it a good stir as there was no activity in the airlock.I notice as i stirred it the film on top looked dirtier than usual.When i got home from work there was this dirtier than usual Krausen but it was fermenting away ok by now.
I know krausens get dirty but to me this looks dirtier than normal.The only change i made with ingredients was to use 1kg of granulated sugar instead of DME.

1kg granulated sugar.
50g choc malt (steeped at 65c for 30 mins)
30g EKG
1.5 kg bitter kit.
FV 1:18l Abdij
FV 2:Empty
Demi 1:Empty
Demi 2:Empty
Maturing:Allendale Wolf (clone)
Bottle conditioning:Abdij
Drinking:Mcewans
Planning:Allendale Wolf (clone)

Keep yer pecker hard and yer powder dry.

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Re: Very dirty looking Krausen

Post by Eric » Thu May 09, 2019 7:03 pm

It's the chocolate malt. None of it will have been converted to soluble sugars as would happen in a mash with diastatic malt or extract. Chocolate malt has no enzymes of its own.

Nothing to worry about other than the finished beer will likely be hazy and you may not get all of the the flavours expected from the 50g chocolate malt.
Without patience, life becomes difficult and the sooner it's finished, the better.

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Re: Very dirty looking Krausen

Post by wanus » Thu May 09, 2019 7:14 pm

Thanx Eric.It tastes similar to Allendale Wolf iff you`ve ever had it and it actualy clears pretty good with chitosan finings.
FV 1:18l Abdij
FV 2:Empty
Demi 1:Empty
Demi 2:Empty
Maturing:Allendale Wolf (clone)
Bottle conditioning:Abdij
Drinking:Mcewans
Planning:Allendale Wolf (clone)

Keep yer pecker hard and yer powder dry.

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Re: Very dirty looking Krausen

Post by WalesAles » Thu May 09, 2019 8:37 pm

Wainie,
Looks Great! =D>
What was your OG with all that sugar?
If that was my kit, I would have steeped the choc malt at 65deg, let it cool and use it after 24hrs,
and I would have used 250gr choc malt not 65gr. Just to be sure! :D

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Re: Very dirty looking Krausen

Post by wanus » Thu May 09, 2019 8:49 pm

OG was as always with this 20l brew 1.044.I never let the malt licor cool as i use it to get the fermentation temp upto 20c before i pitch.

I`ve got 80l in total now maturing ready for hopefully another hot summer :beer:
FV 1:18l Abdij
FV 2:Empty
Demi 1:Empty
Demi 2:Empty
Maturing:Allendale Wolf (clone)
Bottle conditioning:Abdij
Drinking:Mcewans
Planning:Allendale Wolf (clone)

Keep yer pecker hard and yer powder dry.

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Re: Very dirty looking Krausen

Post by WalesAles » Thu May 09, 2019 9:09 pm

Wainie,
Ahhh! I see your forward thinking.
You are waiting for this brew to come to its` perfect end and you WILL send a bottle my way. Obviously! :D
Thank you for being so generous! =D>

WA

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