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TheBigBrewbowski
post May 7 2009, 02:55 PM
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My first starter is currently in the fridge with the yeast on the bottom, wort in the middle, and krausen on top. I am going to decant the starter wort before adding the yeast to my brew wort. However, what am I supposed to do with the krausen in the starter? Decant or pitch?
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Catt22
post May 7 2009, 03:06 PM
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QUOTE(TheBigBrewbowski @ May 7 2009, 03:55 PM) *
My first starter is currently in the fridge with the yeast on the bottom, wort in the middle, and krausen on top. I am going to decant the starter wort before adding the yeast to my brew wort. However, what am I supposed to do with the krausen in the starter? Decant or pitch?


Not sure what you are describing as krausen, but if it's above the yeast sediment I would decant it along with the wort. I always thought that krausen was a reference to the foam at the surface of an active starter or fermenter.
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post May 7 2009, 03:26 PM
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QUOTE(Catt22 @ May 7 2009, 04:06 PM) *
Not sure what you are describing as krausen, but if it's above the yeast sediment I would decant it along with the wort. I always thought that krausen was a reference to the foam at the surface of an active starter or fermenter.


Yes, what i am describing is at the top, the surface.
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post May 7 2009, 03:34 PM
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Typically, it will drop out once the starter is finished. Are you sure the starter is complete?
No harm in pouring out the krausen with the wort if it won't drop out - actually that is recommended.
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post May 7 2009, 08:27 PM
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QUOTE(brrman @ May 7 2009, 04:34 PM) *
Typically, it will drop out once the starter is finished. Are you sure the starter is complete?
No harm in pouring out the krausen with the wort if it won't drop out - actually that is recommended.



Yeah, dump it all in!
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post May 7 2009, 09:21 PM
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QUOTE(Dave F @ May 7 2009, 09:27 PM) *
Yeah, dump it all in!


Same here, give it a good swirl and dump the whole thing in, you're gonna make more anyway!!!

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post May 8 2009, 05:38 PM
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you can wait for that krausen to drop, decant and pitch, or dump it all in. It is a good idea to decant starters for delicate flavored beers.
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