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Offline fakr

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Krausening Technique
« on: October 05, 2011, 11:36:11 PM »
Have any of you tried the technique of krausening green beer in a keg like described in the following article?  

http://www.byo.com/stories/techniques/a ... techniques

Unless I've misundersood, this involves transferring primary fermented beer into a keg for secondary fermentation, then adding krausen beer (effectively a small yeast starter) in order to clean up the beer of diacetyl, acetaldehyde, and other byproducts?  Helps with attenuation in stronger beers and allows natural carbonation by creating additional CO2.

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