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On those rare occasions when you've got volcanic krausen action, clipping the lid to the collar allows the whole assembly to piston up and down in the vessel, effectively adding another five litres or so of headspace. Without the clips, the foam can potentially push the lid off, resulting in a mess to clean up and an increased risk of spoilage organism and oxygen ingress if it's not caught early enough. Cheers!   

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I just watched your YouTube clip about the Krausen collar that was quite a bit to action, what beer styles generate a lot of Krausen?

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The 55 second mark of this video suggests the collar actually does move but I imagine it's only during highly active ferments.

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5 hours ago, Nicksaway said:

I just watched your YouTube clip about the Krausen collar that was quite a bit to action, what beer styles generate a lot of Krausen?

The Russian Imperial Stout I did, almost got to the underside of the lid, with the krausen collar on.

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16 hours ago, Shamus O'Sean said:

The Russian Imperial Stout I did, almost got to the underside of the lid, with the krausen collar on.

Mine didn't.

This is only a guess. But I had a heap of water cooled down in the fridge for this brew.

Once I mixed it all up, added the cooled water it was at 19C, which from memory is the temperature they say to ferment at.
Never really took off at. I think I posted a pic somewhere on the forum of it at the time.

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From the searches I’ve done it looks like It comes down to the type of yeast which effects Krausen size/activity

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On 10/24/2020 at 10:43 AM, MUZZY said:

The 55 second mark of this video suggests the collar actually does move but I imagine it's only during highly active ferments.

I’m not sure I want to see that kind of activity in my fermenting fridge

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Just came across the picture of my Russian. This was as big as the krausen got.

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