- Jul 15, 2010
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It struck me, reading a comment from another poster today, that in the past I always used to skim my brews a couple of days after pitching., i think this dates back to when I always used leaf hops, and the krausen would at first look 'dirty', with brown flecks in it, which I assumed were leftover bits of hops etc. So when the fermentation was vigorous, I'd skim that one, and then leave it when the krausen looked clean and creamy. But I haven't felt the need to do that so much lately, but rightly or wrongly, I put that down to mostly using pellet hops these days. But does the panel think any skimming is inadvisable anyway?