Fruit Krausen

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  1. Devin Trudgen

    Devin Trudgen New Member

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    Hey fellow homebrewers,

    I brewed a Raspberry Hef. My first time adding fruit to secondary. As expected my bubbler started up again and I got another krausen that formed. However, the new krausen hasn't dropped out after a week (bubbler has stopped). Do I wait it out? Rack from underneath? Thoughts? Thanks.
     
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    Fwiw (and I don't really use a hydrometer / refractometer), but I'd leave it another few days and then definitely rack from underneath. Maybe put some cheesecloth or other kind of filter on your racking cane so you don't pick up any seeds or trub
     
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    Good idea with the cheesecloth. I was thinking of how I would filter the seeds.
     
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    As with any fermentation the only way to know for sure is to check a hydrometer/refractometer measurement to make sure it's stable over a day or 2. This is especially important if you're planning to bottle as a few points of gravity here and there can be the difference between well carbed and bottle bombs.
     
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