fermentation froth

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fermentation froth

Postby ngpbeaver » Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:07 pm

Tried my first oatmeal stout. Added nutmeg. During primary and secondary fermentation, a white bubbly froth developed on the top. The first time i've ever seen this and wondered if it is normal or not. Will this go away during bottling or should i even attempt it?
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Postby jawbox » Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:19 pm

sounds like a healthy krausen, it should fall back into the beer in a few days.
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Postby Suthrncomfrt1884 » Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:24 pm

Yup, sounds normal to me. As long as you're not planning on bottling it right now, you should be fine.
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Postby ngpbeaver » Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:27 pm

The foam is still there and it has been over a week. Should i just skim it off?
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Postby jawbox » Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:30 pm

did you already transfer to a secondary?
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Postby ngpbeaver » Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:42 am

It was moved to the secondary carboy about a week and a half ago. It's been in a dark closet about room temp. I was actually thinking about moving into another carboy and letting it ferment for another week or so to see what happens. I could possible take a pic for postings sake, which is probably what i'll do tomorrow.
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Postby jimcraig » Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:14 pm

if you have already racked to secondary, I would not transfer it again. Just let it sit where its at.
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