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Old 04-07-2012, 10:54 PM   #21
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I guess all I had to do was think about it. It's bubbling once every 20 seconds or so again. When I looked at it this morning it wasn't nearly as active.

I'll raise the temp and give it a little swirl anyhoo.

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Old 04-08-2012, 12:12 PM   #22
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I raised the temp to 73. The airlock was steadily bubbling once every 15-20 seconds this morning.

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Old 04-08-2012, 10:28 PM   #23
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sounds normal for all yeast. Check the gravity after 2 weeks with your hydrometer
what he said
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:37 PM   #24
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Belgian yeast tend to benefit from raised temps as fermentation slows down. They quite often drop out and go to sleep too early if you have a temp drop as it slows. if you don't control your fermentation temps carefully, this will happen naturally as the temperature increase created by the fermentation processes will drop when fermentation subsides.
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Very good

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Old 04-09-2012, 04:04 AM   #26
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My re-quote lacked meaning perhaps. Theres too much bubble counting, which means very little. Yes, you could ramp it up, but the OP doesnt even know where the fermentation is at. Everyone is happy with the help given, i am not seeing any.

Also, swirling, not worth the risk.

Often people will totally disregard advice given, they want the easy way, or, they want justification for a decision already made.

Dont get me wrong, i see you asked for the gravity as well, thats great. All your wonderful belgian yeast knowledge is superb, but your explaining something someone wrote down and you memorized. First take a gravity reading, than see if you need to mess with the beer. Would you swirl and ramp up after you hit your target F.G.?

Also...We see here the ambient temp is 67F, that means fermentation was probably peaking at 74-75F, ramping up makes sense if you fermented lower than the desired ramp.

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Old 04-09-2012, 04:17 AM   #27
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By the way, If you could see my face and here my voice, you would know i mean no disrespect. Just trying to help.

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Pfft, takes more than words to get me stirred up

Clearly the OP is new and has a lot to learn. ALWAYS check gravity if you are concerned. Check fermentation temps NOT ambient. etc etc

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Dont get me wrong, i see you asked for the gravity as well, thats great. All your wonderful belgian yeast knowledge is superb, but your explaining something someone wrote down and you memorized.
Actually.... I have done close to 50 Belgian beers so i believe i am qualified to offer an opinion on Belgian yeast. Having experienced many of the pitfalls, I have had to learn many lessons the hard way, etc etc
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I didn't see the need to check gravity since the airlock was bubbling steadily again. I raised the temp by 5 degrees, moved the bucket around a little bit and activity increased for a day. It has slowed down to one bubble per minute this morning.

It has been fermenting for a week now. I may take a gravity reading later today for the sake of curiosity, but i think everything is proceeding just fine and thanks for your help.

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I have done close to 50 Belgian beers

Oh Lord, how i do love the belgian beer style.
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